Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 62 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 1275
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Lord Woolf CJ, Waller and Sedley LJJ

Representation Richard Gordon QC and Stephen Cragg (instructed by Howells) for the claimants.
  David Bean QC and David Jones (instructed by the South Yorkshire Police Service) for the defendant.
  Rabinder Singh QC and James Strachan (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State for the Home Department, the interested party.
Judgment Dates: 12 September 2002


Human rights - Privacy - Private life - Discrimination - Criminal evidence - Retention of criminal evidence - Fingerprint and DNA samples - Provision enacted enabling police to retain fingerprint and DNA samples notwithstanding person from whom they were obtained being cleared of offence the investigation of which led to samples being obtained - Whether provision compatible with Convention - s 64 - European Convention on Human Rights, arts 8 and 14.

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