No breach of Article 8 ECHR when two prisoners in a committed relationship are separated
Bright & Anor v The Secretary of State for Justice  EWCA Civ 1628
- Related Member(s):
- Hugh Southey QC
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Prison Law, Public Law, Human Rights
- Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
Both of the appellants were serving prisoners and both were in a committed relationship with fellow prisoners. In both cases the respondent took the decision to separate each appellant from his respective partner. The appellants alleged that the separation was a violation of ECHR, art 8. Held: the respondent’s decisions were in accordance with the ECHR, art 8 and the appeals were dismissed.
Hugh Southey QC was involved in this case.