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The Police and Human Rights

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Canterbury Law Ltd.
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Juliana Snelling
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The Police and Human Rights

A recent Court of appeal judgment in England has made in-roads into the traditionally protected area of operational policing. The case in question, known as Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis v. ZJ-Il concerned a severely autistic and epileptic young man who suffers from learning serious disabilities and who cannot communicate by speech. Whilst the facts of the case are extreme, that aspect of the case dealing with human rights (as opposed to British legislation which has no application in Bermuda) is of general application.

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