Donnelly and Walsh v Procurator Fiscal, Edinburgh

Criminal law – Offensive behaviour at regulated football match. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing appeals by two appellants, who were convicted of offensive behaviour at a football match in that they sang a song in support of a proscribed terrorist organisation, and who argued that their rights under art 7 of the European Convention on Human Rights (no punishment without law) had been infringed because they could not know that singing the song had potential criminal consequences, the court held that the appellants were well aware of what they were engaging in and their conduct was precisely what the law was aimed at.

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