Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 354 (Mar)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Auld LJ, Newman and Roderick Evans JJ

Representation Martin Bowyer (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  James Eadie and Professor Mark Watson-Gandy for the Department of Trade and Industry.
Judgment Dates: 22 March 2002


Criminal law - Appeal - Appeal against conviction - Whether defendant entitled to rely on breach of human rights legislation as ground of appeal against conviction where conviction entered before legislation coming into force - .

The Case

Rights under the European Convention on Human Rights could not be relied upon on an appeal in respect of a conviction which had taken place before the Act came into force.

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