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Articles Local Government & Public Law 3rd Aug 2021

Article by Jonathan Lewis – Victim status under the Human Rights Act 1998

Lexis Nexis Public Law analysis written by Jonathan Lewis.

Reprieve, a legal action non-governmental organisation, and two MPs judicially reviewed the Prime Minister’s decision not to hold a public inquiry into the alleged complicity of British state agents in the unlawful rendition, detention, and mistreatment of individuals by other states in the years following the attack on New
York in September 2001. The Court of Appeal held that the claimants were not victims within the meaning of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) and that Article 6(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) therefore did not apply to the claim. It further decided that the claimants were not entitled to disclosure in accordance with the standard set in SSHD v AF (No 3).

This article was first published by Lexis®PSL on 14 July 2021

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