Risks to privacy rights did not outweigh open justice in courts-martial
R v Marine A & Ors  EWCA Crim 2367
- Related Member(s):
- Hugh Tomlinson QC
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Crime and Regulatory Law, Media and Information Law, Human Rights
- Court Martial Appeal Court
An order had been made preventing the publication of the names of marines who had been involved in the death of an Afghan insurgent. Held: the name of Marine A should be made public as there was a greater public interest in knowing who he was. The same arguments applied to Marines B & C. The risks to ECHR, art 8 did not outweigh the importance of open justice. The matter was remitted with relation to Marines D & C.
Hugh Tomlinson QC was involved in this case.