||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 227 (Jan)
|| UKHL 5
||House of Lords
Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Scott of Foscote, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Lord Carswell and Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
||Heather Williams QC and Phillippa Kaufmann (instructed by Christian Khan Solicitors) for the claimants.
||Lord Pannick QC and John Beggs (instructed by the Directorate of Legal Services Metropolitan Police) for the defendant.
||28 January 2009
Human rights - Right to liberty and security - Lawfulness of detention - Detention of large number of people on public highway in order to prevent breach of peace - Whether breach of right to liberty - European Convention on Human Rights, art 5.
Human rights Right to liberty and security. The House of Lords ruled that measures of crowd control that were undertaken in the interests of the community would not infringe the rights of individual members of crowds under art5 of the European Convention on Human Rights, whose freedom of movement was restricted by them, if the steps that were taken were resorted to in good faith and were proportionate to the situation which made the measures necessary.
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