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Posts Tagged ‘Article 10’

Is this Bust Card worth the paper it’s written on?

Posted on: April 22nd, 2019 | in Criminal law, Direct Access Barristers, DIY Law, Police, Public law
Is this Bust Card worth the paper it's written on?

You’re at the climate change march and the atmosphere’s getting a little fresh. Someone’s shoved a police officer and now the cops are rounding up people in the immediate area. You’ve done nothing wrong, but PC Joe is talking to you. What do you do if PC Joe asks for your name and address? Say… { Read More }

Freedom of Speech & Celtic FC Palestine Placards

These #Celtic soccer fans broke the rules to show their love for Palestine. — AJ+ (@ajplus) August 18, 2016 Yes, football fans do have an ECHR right to Freedom of Expression, but fans should bear in mind two things:

Katie Hopkins and the Twitter Pitchforks

Posted on: April 18th, 2015 | in Criminal law, Despicable You, Miscellany, Social Media

Why a little knowledge of the law is, erm, unhelpful and how Alex Andreou’s legal analysis of s18 of the Public Order Act 1986 is flawed: Can @metpoliceuk explain why this by @KTHopkins is not “racial hatred” caught by POA1986, PtIII? @TheSunNewspaper — Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) April 17, 2015 @sturdyAlex I’ve written on this… { Read More }

Twitter Joke Trial: Why Are We Waiting?

Posted on: April 27th, 2012 | in Criminal law, Public law

“Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your shit together otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!” While much has been written about whether the above tweet sent by Paul Chambers to his girlfriend is indeed “menacing” and therefore a breach of s127 of the Communications Act,… { Read More }

Geeklawyer, Article 8 & The Bar Standards Board: What The BSB Can Learn From Ken Livingstone

Posted on: February 2nd, 2012 | in Miscellany, Public law

In case you haven’t read it, Charon QC kicked off an interesting discussion about the Bar Standards Board’s censure of David Harris for some things he published as @geeklawyer by way of his protected Twitter account. The BSB called it, “engaging in conduct which was likely to diminish public confidence in the legal profession, administration… { Read More }

The Convention Belongs To You

Posted on: May 10th, 2010 | in Public law

This video is an easy Monday morning way of thinking about and remembering the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)

Ireland’s Equal Opportunity Blasphemy Law

Posted on: January 2nd, 2010 | in Public law

Ahhh, the memories.  Blasphemy used to be a English law exam and essay topic favourite.  It had everything. Blasphemy was especially fun to research and write about as you could chart English legal history from canon to common law, all the way down and through to Mary Whitehouse’s private prosecution of Denis Lemon for his… { Read More }