A (A protected party by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) and another v Persons Unknown

Human rights – Right to respect for private and family life. The Chancery Division allowed the claimants' applications for orders continuing to preserve their anonymity after they had reached 18, and for an order allowing them to issue proceedings anonymously. The claimants had committed notorious crimes when aged 10 and 12, and were likely to be attacked if their names were revealed. The court held that the claimants' rights to life, to freedom from torture and to personal and family life outweighed the right to free expression of the press.

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