Criminal records and human rights

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Discusses the challenges of balancing the retention of individuals' criminal records against their rights to privacy under ECHR art.8. Examines the complex legislative framework governing retention of data on convictions and cautions, the challenge to its legality in R. (on the application of P) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (CA (Crim Div)), how the court balanced rehabilitation with public protection, and why reform is needed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)696-702
Number of pages7
JournalCriminal Law Review
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Criminal records
  • Data retention
  • Disclosure
  • Enhanced criminal record certificates
  • Proportionality
  • Public protection
  • Right to respect for private and family life

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