Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, petitioner

Human rights – Freedom of expression – Freedom of assembly. Court of Session: In proceedings in which the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body sought an order for the removal of a group of individuals camped within the grounds of the Scottish Parliament, the court held that the petitioner was the valid proprietor of the grounds on which the camp was located, that the respondents had no lawful right to encroach upon the petitioner's property, and that their arguments concerning the impact of the Treaty of Union had no foundation, however arts 10 and 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights were engaged in the proceedings, the respondents were entitled to have the proportionality of the making of the order sought assessed by the court and the court refused to grant the order sought until satisfied on that matter.

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