Practice and Procedure

R V (1) X (2) Y (3) Z (2000)

PUBLISHED May 16, 2000

The nature of the right to privacy under Art.8 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950 was such that a breach of it could not or should not be regarded as definitive of admissibility. The use of the fruits of foreign telephone intercepts, lawfully made and dealt with according to the law of the country or countries concerned, was in principle and as a matter of policy, properly to be regarded as necessary in a democratic society for the prevention of serious crime. * Appeal to the House of Lords granted.

CA (Crim Div) (Potter LJ, Garland J, Judge Hyam)