The High Court rules that the Criminal Record Disclosure Scheme is arbitrary and disproportionate

We are delighted with the news that the High Court has declared the Government’s criminal records disclosure scheme  incompatible with Article 8 of the Human Rights Act.

The judgment relates to the rule that anyone who has more than one conviction on their criminal record – regardless of the minor nature of the offences, how long ago they were committed and the person’s circumstances at the time – is required to disclose them forever when applying for certain types of work that involve standard or enhanced checks.

The case was brought by Liberty and Stephensons, supported by Unlock.

In this interview with BBC Radio 4’s PM programme, Christopher Stacey explains why Unlock supported the case and the effects that the ruling could have on people with convictions.

You can listen to the program here (5 minutes in and available until 21st February 2016)

 

Chris also contributed to the following programmes on the same topic:-

Radio Sheffield (15 minutes in and available until 21st February 2016)

Radio 5 live (3 minutes in and available until 21st February 2016)

Radio London (12 minutes in and available until 21st February 2016)

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  • Alex41

    when is there going to be an outcome

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