Freedom of Association in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Frank Kofi Otuo v The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Britain
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 21 Feb 2019

    The validity of religious beliefs or rites is such a question, at least as a general rule (I conceive that there may be truly extreme cases in which the Court might determine that a given practice was unlawful; an instance was given by Mr Otuo of human sacrifice).

  • R (Laporte) v Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Constabulary
    • House of Lords
    • 13 Dic 2006

    But, as O'Kelly v Harvey shows, where it is necessary in order to prevent a breach of the peace, at common law police officers can take action (in that case dispersing a meeting) which affects people who are not themselves going to be actively involved in the breach.

  • Secretary of State for the Home Department v MB [House of Lords
    • House of Lords
    • 31 Oct 2007

    I find it impossible to say that a person in the position of LL is for practical purposes in prison. To describe him in such a way would be an extravagant metaphor. True, his freedom of movement, communication and association is greatly restricted compared with an ordinary person. But that is not the comparison which the law requires to be made. The question is rather whether he can be compared with someone in prison and in my opinion he cannot.

  • The Pharmacists' Defence Association Union v Boots Management Services Ltd (First Respondent) Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills (Second Respondent)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 10 Feb 2017

    It is self-evident that any right to be recognised conferred by domestic law will have to be defined by rules which identify which unions should be recognised by which employers in respect of which workers and for what purposes.

  • R (Countryside Alliance and Others) v Attorney-General and Another
    • House of Lords
    • 28 Nov 2007

    Article 8 protects the private space, both physical and psychological, within which individuals can develop and relate to others around them. But that falls some way short of protecting everything they might want to do even in that private space; and it certainly does not protect things that they can only do by leaving it and engaging in a very public gathering and activity.

  • R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Simms
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 04 Dic 1997

    Some are so obvious that they would immediately be included in a list if anyone for one moment doubted their existence, for example, the right not to be subjected to physical or psychological assault or torture. In view of the axiomatic principle however the starting point is to assume that a civil right is preserved unless it has been expressly removed or its loss is an inevitable consequence of lawful detention in custody.

  • R (Laporte) v Chief Constable of Gloucestershire
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 08 Dic 2004

    They were travelling in a convoy of motor vehicles and were stopped by a police cordon at a junction within several miles of four collieries. The inspector in charge of the operation had reason to believe that a breach of the peace would be committed if they continued to the pits and asked them to turn back. In the course of his judgment Skinner J (who was sitting with Otton J) said:

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Legislation
  • Human Rights Act 1998
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1998
    ...... An Act to give further effect to rights and freedoms guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights to make provision ...Article 11 . Freedom of assembly and association . Freedom of assembly and association. . SCH-1.1 .   . 1. Everyone ......
  • Canada Act 1982
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1982
    ...... CONSTITUTION ACT, 1982 . I . Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Part I . Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms . Whereas Canada is ... . . . d . ) freedom of association. . Democratic Rights . Democratic Rights. . SCH-B.3 . Democratic ......
  • Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2015
    ...... . . "public authority" has the same meaning as in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (see section 3 of that Act);. . . "regulated ... include a statement by the subscribers to the memorandum of association that each of the persons named as a director, as secretary or as one of ......
  • The Concession Contracts (scotland) Regulations 2016
    • Scotland
    • 1 de Enero de 2016
    ...... or group of such persons or both including any temporary association of undertakings, which offers the execution of works or a work, the supply ... 77/249/EEC to facilitate the effective exercise by lawyers of freedom to provide services 24 in— . (aa) an arbitration or conciliation ......
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