*R (on the application of Ngole) v University Of Sheffield (Health and Care Professions Council intervening)

Human rights – Freedom of expression. The claimant's rights under arts 9 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights had not been infringed by the defendant university's decision to remove him from his MA Social Work course after he had posted comments about the conscientious objection of some Christians to same-sex sexual relations on a website. The Administrative Court held that art 9 was not engaged, and that the balance between the public interest in the guaranteed professionalism of social workers and the free exercise of important Convention rights by the claimant was a fair and proportionate one.

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