R v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex parte Brind [1991]

Facts

  • The claimant sought judicial review of the decision to prevent broadcasting companies broadcasting the speech of named terrorist organisations

Issue

  • Was this order unlawful

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • The legal order was clear and the ECHR was not part of UK law, so it could not be relied upon
  • The ECHR may be used to assist in interpreting ambiguous statute
RELATED CASE  Ridge v Baldwin [1964]

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