The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held that comments made about a local politician elected to a post of responsibility within the district Council, in Ukraine, were not defamatory. Such comments were capable of justification within Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
In previous updates, we reported that the High Court of Northern Ireland had dismissed two judicial review challenges concerning Northern Ireland’s constitutional provisions, while the High Court of England and Wales held that the Secretary of State did not have power under the Royal Prerogative to give notice under Article 50 to withdraw the UK from the EU.
The High Court held that the Secretary of State did not have power under the Royal Prerogative to give notice under Article 50 and thereby commence the process under which the UK would leave the European Union.
The Supreme Court ruled that there was no justification for deporting someone who had committed a series of serious offences on the basis that he was a foreign national simply because his parents had never married.