Judge rules that GPS tag violates Article 3 ECHR rights of man with serious mental health problems who is subject to TPIM

In a judgment handed down on 19 June 2015 Collins J ruled that the requirement on a man who was subject to a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measure (TPIM) to wear a GPS tracking tag violated his rights under Article 3 ECHR because of the effect on his mental health. Medical evidence showed that the man, DD, suffered from paranoid schizophrenia with psychosis and that he believed the tag contained a bomb. 


Charlotte Kilroy and Alex Gask appeared for the applicant DD instructed by Birnberg Peirce.


To view the judgment please see here.  


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