17 December 2015

Supreme Court considers stop and search power

Supreme Court considers stop and search power

In R(Roberts) v Metropolitan Police Commissioner the Supreme Court considered the lawfulness of the power under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 to stop and search a person without reasonable suspicion. The issue was whether the power was “in accordance with the law” for the purposes of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Katherine Hardcastle was instructed by Liberty (Intervening).

 

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