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Brind v Secretary of State for the Home Department

[1991] 1 All ER 720

Case summary last updated at 06/02/2020 11:09 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Brind v Secretary of State for the Home Department

A minister, within power granted to him by legislation, ordered the BBC no to show interviews with members of terrorist groups on a list. It was argued that this infringed article 10 ECHR. HL said that it is true that this limited the editorial freedom of BBC and freedom of expression for terrorists, but Lord Bridge said this was clearly prescribed by law and necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, so that it was a justified breach. 

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