In case you didn’t catch it, on Wednesday The Guardian published an article by Law Think’s Leon Glenister entitled ‘Crisis of identity: why English law needs to protect our personalities’. It examines how UK law protects personality, focussing on where artists use personality for inspiration for novels and films. It can be accessed here.
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In their seminal work, Warren and Brandeis, two celebrated US Supreme Court judges, warned against “idle gossip” procured only by intrusion into the domestic circle. They warned against its consequences – “harm beyond mere bodily injury” and a lowering of social morality. Over a century later, this argument still rings true in our society with [...]
JR 27′s Application, DNA samples, fingerprints and how the courts are not giving effect to the Human Rights ActBy Leon Glenister in Right to privacy
Last week the Northern Irish High Court rejected a claim by an individual (anonymity granted due to age) to compel the Chief Constable to remove his DNA samples, fingerprints and photographs from the police database when prosecution against him was dropped. It is the DNA samples and fingerprints that will be considered in this article. [...]
Round two of the euthanasia debate in the European Court has just concluded: Haas v Switzerland. Just as the court decided in the first case of Pretty v UK, a state’s failure to help an individual kill themselves does not breach their article 8 rights. In such a debated area as euthanasia, the only option [...]
Euthanasia has been an ongoing question for the courts over the past few years. In the most recent case of Purdy v DPP the Supreme Court ordered the Director of Public Prosecutions to provide guidance on the circumstances in which he would prosecute for assisted suicide. This case is criticised for being both unconstitutional and [...]
I recently visited the Voyeurism exhibition on display at the Tate Modern. The first image to be seen is a huge photo of Joe Average walking down the street in New York City. The interesting part is that the photo was taken without his knowledge. It brought up in my mind a question that has [...]