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Local Judicial Review - Humanist Marriages

Permission granted to humanist marriage challenge

On 10th May 2017 the High Court granted permission to Laura Lacole’s challenge to have her forthcoming humanist marriage legally recognised. 

Freedom of Thought, Conscience & Religion, Northern Ireland High Court, Religious Law

Supreme Court upholds injunction in celebrity threesome case

PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] UKSC 26

The Supreme Court, by a majority of 4-1 ruled that the injunction protecting the privacy rights of a celebrity in the entertainment industry, and their family, would remain in place pending the main trial.  Publication would be an infringement of the privacy rights of the applicant and their family.  There was also a possibility that the publication could be permanently banned.

ECHR Art. 8, Freedom of Thought, Conscience & Religion

No breach of Articles 10 and 11 to refuse permission to hold conference

R (on the application of Ben-Dor & ors) v University of Southampton [2016] EWHC 953 (Admin)

The High Court dismissed a judicial review in respect of Southampton University’s decision to withdraw its permission to hold a conference.  It also refused permission to challenge the University’s decision to require the organisers to meet security costs as a condition of allowing the conference to take place at a later date.

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