BB v Department of Justice Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionHuman Rights, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Keywords: Tribunal Procedures; Anonymity Order
A Pre-Hearing Review was arranged to determine the question of whether the claimant’s identity should be protected by an Order of permanent anonymity.
The claimant was formerly a serving prison officer and made the application based on Article 2 (Right to Life) and Article 8 (Right to Respect for Private and Family Life) of the European Convention on Human Rights, arising from reference to her job, age and residence in various newspaper articles and websites. She had always followed the advice of the respondent to keep her role as a prison officer confidential and, in particular, the area where she lived. She argued that serious concerns
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