*R (On the application of Hicks and others) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis

Arrest – Police. The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by the claimants, who had all been arrested and held for short periods during the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before being released without charge. The court held that the arrests had not been arbitrary and had been proportionate, and that the claimants' rights under art 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights had not been infringed. The court further held that, when considering art 5 of the Convention, the approach of the minority of the European Court of Human Rights in Ostendorf v Germany(2013) 34 BHRC had been correct.

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