Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 157 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWHC 1943 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (Birmingham)

Beatson J

Representation Richard Drabble QC and Tariq Khan (instructed by JM Wilson Solicitors LLP) for the first claimant.
  Ramby de Mello, Abid Mahmood and Tony Muman (instructed by Fountain Solicitors) for the second claimant.
  George Peretz (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 13 July 2012


Human rights - Right to respect for private and family life - Disclosure of information - Claimant's applying for judicial review of power to disclose census information for purposes of criminal and other investigations - Whether power in breach of claimants' human rights - European Convention on Human Rights, art 8.

The Case

Human rights Right to respect for private and family life. The Administrative Court dismissed the claimants' application for judicial review, holding that s39(4)(f) of the was compatible with art8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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