Friday, February 24, 2012

UK: Occupy Protesters outside St Paul’s lose their eviction appeal

PROTESTERS outside St Paul’s Ca­thedral are expected to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, after the Court of Appeal refused on Wednesday to allow them to appeal against a High Court eviction order.

The Master of the Rolls, Lord Neuberger, dismissed claims by Occupy London that the eviction planned by the City of London Corporation contravened their rights of freedom of expression and association, as set out in the European Convention on Human Rights.

The “unusually persuasive” case for eviction “easily outweighs” that of the protesters, he said, citing the extent and duration of the obstruction of the highway, the public nuisance, and the impact of the camp on the rights of worshippers at the cathedral. the rest


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