Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body v 'The Sovereign Indigenous Peoples of Scotland' and another

Human rights – Right to fair trial – Proportionality. Court of Session: Refusing a reclaiming motion 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, and the Lord Ordinary 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 on its property, and, following a further hearing, that the interference with respondents' rights entailed in granting the order sought would be lawful, necessary and proportionate, the court rejected contentions, inter alia, that the Lord Ordinary had erred in his assessment of proportionality and that the reclaimers' rights to a fair trial had been breached.

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