*SXH v Crown Prosecution Service

Immigration – Asylum. The Supreme Court, in dismissing the appellant Somalian refugee's appeal, agreed with the lower courts that art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (art 8) had not been engaged following a decision by the defendant Crown Prosecution Service to prosecute the appellant for entering the United Kingdom with a false travel document. The court held that art 8 was not applicable to the decision to prosecute. As broad as art 8 undoubtedly was, it was not so broad that anything done by a public body, which had the consequence of affecting someone's private life in a more than minimal way, involved interference with respect for it.

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