*Beghal v United Kingdom (App. No. 4755/16)

Human rights – Right to respect for private and family life. The powers under Sch 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000, which empowered police, immigration officers and designated customs officers to stop, examine and search passengers at ports, airports and international rail terminals, had not been in accordance with the law and, it followed that there had been a violation of the claimant's rights under art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. However, the European Court of Human Rights found it unnecessary to examine art 5 and found that art 6 was not engaged, as the claimant had never been arrested nor charged with any (terrorism-related) criminal offence.

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