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Prosecuting a naked rambler doesn’t breach his human rights
Related European Convention Articles
Stephen Gough was attempting to walk naked from from one end of the country to the other. He was stopped by the authorities and prosecuted. The European Court said this wasn't a breach of his right to free expression.
The most important human rights cases translated into plain-English short stories
This is a case from 1999 which reached the UK’s highest court, then called the House of Lords. Two married Pakistani women were forced to leave their homes by their … Continued
No. 3 of #50cases. Does being gay make you a worse soldier? That may sound like an odd question, but until fifteen years ago, the UK Armed Forces didn’t allow gay … Continued
Open justice. It’s a really important legal principle. It means that cases in court should almost always happen in public so the press are able to report on the proceedings, and the public can … Continued
This week, our human rights stories are about the right to privacy. Time heals. Things happen that may sear us with embarrassment – but as time ticks and memory fades, … Continued