Human rights – Right to a fair hearing. Article 6 of the ECHR did not invest an accused person with the right to demand that he had counsel of his choice at public expense, independently of the requirements of the interests of justice. The Supreme Court held that a rule contained in the code of conduct of the Bar did not sound on the question of the appellant's rights under art 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. So far from impinging on those rights, the rule was plainly designed to uphold and vindicate them.