5 Essex Court

Jeremy Johnson QC

Call 1994
Silk 2011

Human Rights

Jeremy has acted in many landmark human rights cases at every level, including the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

Notable cases include (see also Public/Administrative experience) :

R (Roberts) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2016] 1 WLR 210, Supreme Court - whether the power of stop and search conferred by s60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 is compatible with Arts 5 and 8 ECHR (and whether its use breached Art 14 ECHR)

R (Catt) v Association of Chief Police Officers (and another), and related case [2015] AC 1065, Supreme Court -  whether the retention of intelligence relating to the claimant’s participation in demonstrations breached Art 8 ECHR. And whether the retention of a police warning letter sent to another claimant breached Art 8 ECHR.

R (XX) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another [2015] ACD 72 - whether the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme is compatible with Art 8 ECHR

R WL (Congo) and KM (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] 1 AC 245, Supreme Court - challenge to the Secretary of State’s policy for the detention of foreign national prisoners pending deportation. Heard before a panel of 9 Supreme Court Justices in November 2009

Seal v United Kingdom [2012] 54 EHRR 6 European Court of Human Rights - whether the requirement to obtain the leave of the High Court under section 139(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 before commencing civil proceedings is compatible with articles 6 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

R (F and Thompson) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] 1 AC 331 Supreme Court -whether the regime requiring sex offenders to comply with notification obligations for an indefinite period without a right of review was compatible with article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.