Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of (1) BBC (2) DOMINIC CASCIANI)) (Claimants) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE (Defendant) & BABAR AHMAD (2012)

PUBLISHED January 11, 2012

The Secretary of State for Justice's refusal to grant permission for the BBC to conduct a face-to-face interview with a prisoner, and to later broadcast the interview, amounted to a disproportionate interference with the right to freedom of expression under the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.10 where the prisoner's case was highly exceptional and there was a strong public interest in making the programme.

QBD (Admin) (Hooper LJ, Singh J) 11/1/2012
[2012] EWHC 13 (Admin)