R (on the application of R) v National Police Chief's Council and another

Human rights – Right to respect for private and family life. The policy governing the use of criminal records and the disclosure obligation in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, SI 1975/1023, so far as it concerned low-level historical reprimands, were in violation of art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Divisional Court held that the decision to refuse the claimant employment as a service support officer, solely for a 2007 reprimand, had been unlawful as it had applied the pre-May 2013 law to a post-May 2013 situation and had breached art 8.

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