Venables and Thompson v Newsgroup Newspapers


The two claimants murdered a child when they were minors. They served a sentence and were then released as adults. They were given false identities for their own safety

To protect their lives it was made unlawful to publish information that would identify them

The right to impart information was trumped by their right to life

This related to the HRA


About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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