Published 19th February 2018

Supreme Court to consider stop and search power

The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal in a case that will consider whether the s.60 CJPOA power to stop and search without reasonable suspicion is ‘in accordance with the law’ for the purposes of Articles 5 and 8.

The power to stop and search under section 60 has been subject to considerable criticism in view of statistics that demonstrate its disproportionate use against Black people, e.g.:

Michael Oswald of Bhatt Murphy acts for the Claimant Ms Roberts.

Read the Court of appeal judgment here.

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