Gillon v. UK (ECHR) (striking down search provision in UK’s Terrorism Act 2000)

January 13, 2010

* Case of Gillon and Quinton v. the United Kingdom (Eur. Ct. Hum. Rts. Jan. 12, 2010)

From the ECHR press release (for the full opinion, see the link at the top of the press release):

Principal facts

The case concerned the police power in the United Kingdom under sections 44-47 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (“the 2000 Act”) to stop and search individuals without reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing. Read the rest of this entry »