Jun 192010
 June 19, 2010  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S.

TJ McIntyre blogs:

The High Court (Irvine J.) today gave an interlocutory judgment in the important case of convicted rapist Michael Murray who is seeking to restrain newspapers from publishing his photograph or details of his whereabouts. The case follows extensive publicity given to him post-release (e.g.) which he claims is threatening his safety and jeopardising his rehabilitation.

Today’s judgment refuses to grant an interlocutory injunction which would restrain the newspapers pending a full trial – significantly noting that there is a “public interest in being informed of the identity and whereabouts of a convicted criminal who may pose a risk to the community” (p.59).

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