Austin v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – WLR Daily

Posted January 29th, 2009 in demonstrations, false imprisonment, human rights, law reports, police by sally

Austin v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2009] UKHL 5; [2009] WLR (D) 26

Demonstrators who had been confined within a police cordon for several hours did not suffer a violation of their right to liberty guaranteed by art 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms as scheduled to the Human Rights Act 1998 if the cordon was part of the crowd control measures adopted by the police in order to prevent a breach of public order, and the measures were not arbitrary but were resorted to in good faith, were proportionate and were enforced for no longer than was reasonably necessary.”

WLR Daily, 28th January 2009


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