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ECtHR refuses Stephen Gough permission for a new hearing.

Case of GOUGH v. THE UNITED KINGDOM (Application no. 49327/11)

In our October 2014 Update we covered the case of Stephen Gough, aka ‘the naked rambler’.  Mr Gough claimed that his repeated convictions and imprisonments for offences associated with being nude in public violated his rights under Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights.

On 28th October 2014 the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) dismissed his case.  The Court held that his repeated imprisonment for social nudity did not violate his rights under Article 8 or 10 of ECHR. 

On 24th March 2015 the ECtHR refused Mr Gough permission for a new hearing.  This means that the judgment handed down on 28th October is now final.

For an article from the BBC click here.

Criminal Law, ECHR Art. 8