R (AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police & Anor

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    [2018] UKSC 47
  • Legal Body
    Uk Supreme Court (UKSC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Human Rights
Issues covered: Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate; Article 8 ECHR; Right to Private Life; Inclusion of Information of Allegations and Acquittal; Procedural Fairness; Impact on Employability

The appellant, AR, was a qualified teacher. He was charged with the rape of a teenage girl while working as a taxi driver in 2009. A jury found him not guilty and he was acquitted. He subsequently applied for various teaching jobs, which required an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate (ECRC) under s.113B of the Police Act 1997, but was unsuccessful. The ECRC included details of the allegations made against him and that he was found not guilty of the offence.

AR sought to challenge the content of the certificate and appealed under the police complaints procedure. Dismissing the appeal, the reviewing officer noted acquittal was not proof of innocence, it merely confirmed that guilt had not

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This article is correct at 02/08/2018

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