Applicant name X.
Applicant type Natural person (prisoner)
Country The United Kingdom
Decision no. 5852/72
Date 08/07/1974
Institution Commission
Type Decision
Outcome Art. 8 Inadmissible
Reason Manifestly ill-founded (disorder and crime)
Type of privacy Informational privacy
Keywords Correspondence prisoner
Facts of the case Procedure imposed for corresponding
Analysis Necessary in light of the prevention of disorder and crime to have a procedure in place for prisoners to correspond. The Commission does stress that a procedure could be such as that it would violate Article 8 ECHR, but that this is not the case currently. ‘It is true that such a procedure could be abused by the authorities and might thus raise a serious question as to whether there had been any appearance of a violation of the rights and freedoms set out in the Convention and in particular in Article 8 (Art. 8).’
Documents Decision