Balancing Rights

March 27th, 2020 by James Goudie KC

In Re Al M (Reporting Restrictions) (2020) EWHC 702 (Fam), concerned with an application for anonymity made by a witness who gave evidence during the fact finding stage of proceedings concerning the welfare of two children, the President declined to resolve what he described as an apparent conflict of first instance authorities on the question whether it is appropriate to strike any balance with ECHR Art 10 rights when absolute Art 2 or Art 3 rights are engaged.

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