Police powers to stop, detain, and search travellers incompatible with ECHR


Re: R (Miranda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 6

The appellant was detained by police at Heathrow, pursuant to Terrorism Act 2000, Sch 7, para 2(1), and had journalistic material taken from him. He argued that these powers were not used for permitted purposes and contravened ECHR, art 10. The court dismissed the appeal, but found that the stop powers were incompatible with art 10(2), when used for journalistic materials.

Matthew Ryder QC, Dan Squires, Edward Craven, Alex Bailin QC and Ben Silverstone were involved in this case.