||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 29 (Jan)
|| EWHC 13 (Admin)
||Queen's Bench Division, Divisional Court
Hooper LJ and Singh J
||Lord Pannick QC and Tom Cleaver (instructed by BBC Legal Department) for the claimants.
||James Eadie QC and Martin Chamberlain (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
||Phillippa Kaufmann QC (instructed by Bhatt Murphy) for the A.
||11 January 2012
Broadcasting - Content of programmes - Right to freedom of expression - Claimants being refused permission to conduct face-to-face interview with prisoner - Whether refusal violating right to freedom of expression - European Convention on Human Rights, art 10, , .
Broadcasting Content of programmes. The Divisional Court, in allowing the claimants' application for judicial review, held that the defendant Secretary of State's decision to refuse permission to conduct a face-to-face interview with the interested party prisoner, had constituted a disproportionate interference with the right to freedom of expression in art10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
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