Human rights – Association. The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (the RMT), based in London, brought a complaint before the European Court of Human Rights (the ECHR) alleging that statutory restrictions on the right to strike and, in particular, the ban on secondary industrial action had hampered its ability to protect its members' interests in violation of the right to assembly under art 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The ECHR ruled that there had been no violation of that right on the basis that the specific situation of the present case had not disclosed an unjustified interference with the RMT's right to freedom of association as guaranteed by the Convention.