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DPP v Kebilene

[1999] 3 WLR 972

Case summary last updated at 08/01/2020 14:39 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case DPP v Kebilene

P sought judicial review because he was charged with an offence whose content contravened the presumption of innocence contained in art. 6(1) ECHR and he had a legitimate expectation that he would not be charged with an offence that infringed his ECHR rights. However HL held that he could have no legitimate expectation here since the wording of the charge was clear and unambiguously denied the presumption of innocence. 
Lord Bingham: He would be “very hesitant to hold that a legitimate expectation could be founded on answers given in Parliament to often very general questions 

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