Nov 052010
 
 November 5, 2010  Court, Non-U.S.

A Premier League footballer is set to be unmasked by the senior High Court judge who lifted the super injunction banning the naming of England and Chelsea star John Terry.

Mr Justice Tugendhat ruled today that the player, who claimed his human ‘right to privacy’ would be breached if he was named, should be named.

He set aside an injunction lending him anonymity to preserve his privacy and also refused him leave to appeal against his ruling.

Read more in the Daily Mail

The London Evening Standard also covers the judge’s ruling:

In the latest case, he gave the footballer two weeks to make a case at the Court of Appeal if he did not wish to have his name revealed as being the person seeking to ban press stories about his personal life.

The footballer, identified only by the case initials JIH, obtained the injunction in August after telling another judge that his “right to privacy” under the Human Rights Act would be infringed by the stories.

But Justice Tugendhat set aside the injunction, saying there was a “general public interest” in naming people involved in court cases.

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