Saturday, 10 September 2011

ECHR to rule on 'kettling'?

An small article in today's print edition of the Daily Telegraph (another which does not appear to be available on-line) caught my eye, one with no journalistic by-line, which announced in its headline that "Europe to rule on kettling". The article mentions that the case relates to a demonstration against globalisation which was held during 2001 in London, citing Lois Austin who took part in the protest and who, having had her claim dismisssed in the House of Lords, had taken the case to the European Court of Human Rights for a ruling. From the provisional list of schedued hearings we learn that the hearing is due to be heard on 14th of September, the facts being these.*

The result will be one of importance to this country when taken in the context of the eternal argument about loss of powers and also the question of who actually governs. It will also no doubt have a bearing on this recent ruling and this one.

* Worth reading - the articles referred to in the European Convention on Human Rights can be found here.


banned said...

To be fair, this did get a mention on BBC Radio 2 News on Friday in, so far as I recall, a matter of fact sort of report

WitteringsfromWitney said...

b: I wouldn't have known that as I don't listen to propoganda......