Regina (King) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Posted October 22nd, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, human rights, law reports, prisons by sally

Regina (King) v Secretary of State for Justice [2010] EWHC 2522 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 258

“The discretion of a prison governor to decide the extent of an inmate’s basic association with his fellows did not remove from association its quality as a personal right, a right which was subject to the lawful exercise of discretion by the governor. Within the autonomous meaning afforded to civil rights by the European Court of Human Rights, a prisoner’s residual right of association was a ‘civil right’ within art 6(1) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 20th October 2010


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