*Gough v United Kingdom (App. No. 49327/11)

Human rights – Freedom of expression. The applicant, 'the naked rambler', issued proceedings concerning his arrests, prosecutions, convictions and sentences of imprisonment, invoking, in particular, arts 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The European Court of Human Rights, in dismissing the application, held that the applicant's public nudity could be seen as a form of expression, which had been interfered with. However, the repressive measures taken had not been disproportionate to the legitimate aim of the prevention of disorder and crime. Further, even if art 8 of the Convention was applicable, any interference with the applicant's right to respect for his private life had been justified.

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