Alexander Campbell quoted in LexisNexis analysis considering R (on the application of A) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

August 17, 2021

Alexander Campbell has commented on a LexisNexis analysis considering the outcome of R (on the application of A) v Secretary of State for the Home Department. The appeal was concerned with the standards to be applied by a court when it was asked to conduct a judicial review of the contents of a policy document or statement of practice issued by the government.

The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the appeal by concluding that the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme Guidance was lawful and in accordance with the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), article 8(2). Read the full analysis of the case.