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Case Law [2008] EWHC 1362 (Admin) (19/06/2008)

Type: Judgment

Authority: National Courts: Supreme Courts (England) - High Court

Date: 06/19/2008

Subject: With regard to enquiries for terrorism crimes and in case important documents are in possession of a journalist, the High Court has established the necessity of balancing the State’s interests to guarantee the effectiveness of enquiries and the journalist’s rights to keep his sources anonymous and to not incriminate himself.

Parties: Shiv Malik and Manchester Crown Court, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, Constable and Robinson Ltd, Attorney General

Original language: English

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 11 Freedom of expression - Freedom of information - Justice - Art. 48 Presumption of innocence - Rights of defence

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