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Articles Local Government & Public Law 22nd Jul 2020

“Civil Rights” Revisited: R (Reprieve) v The Prime Minister

Alerter by Jonathan Lewis

In R (Reprieve & Ors) v Prime Minister [2020] EWHC 1695 (Admin), the Divisional Court held that Article 6 ECHR did not apply to a judicial review challenge to the Prime Minister’s decision not to order an independent judge-led inquiry into UK complicity in torture and rendition. Its decision turned on the meaning of the concept of “civil rights” in Article 6 ECHR.


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