Applicant name X.
Applicant type Natural person (prisoner)
Country United Kingdom
Decision no. 4451/70
Date 30/03/1971
Institution Commission (Plenary)
Type Decision
Outcome Art. 8 Admissible
Type of privacy Informational privacy; procedural privacy
Keywords Prisoner; correspondence
Facts of the case The applicant alleges (1) that his letters of 25 October and 1 November 1969 to his Member of Parliament and of 4 November 1969 to the Chief Constable were stopped by the prison authorities and (2) of the refusal of permission to consult his solicitor.
Analysis The first part of the applicant’s claim as to Article 8 ECHR is rejected as he has not exhausted all domestic remedies. The second part of his claim, the Commission stresses, is closely connected to his claim as to Article 6 ECHR, which it declared admissible. That is why this part was declared admissible as well.
Documents Decision