R (on the application of AB) v Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary

Human Rights – Right to respect for private and family life. The present judicial review proceedings concerned the lawfulness of the disclosure, by the police to a local authority designated officer, of non-conviction material relating to alleged sexual misconduct by the claimant teacher and the subsequent dismissal of his complaint concerning the disclosure. The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that the decision to disclose had been unlawful, as it had failed to have sufficient regard to the claimant's rights under art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Further, the failure to conduct an appropriate and sufficient investigation was so procedurally unfair as to render the resulting decision unlawful.

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