Permission to appeal by the Supreme Court granted in the case of Wang Yam

R (on application of Yam ) v Central Criminal Court [2014] EWHC 3558 (Admin); [2015] 1 Cr. App. R. 10 Permission has been granted by the Supreme Court following a certified question of public importance by the Administrative Court. Previously, Kirsty Brimelow had led a  judicial review of the contempt order which prevents Mr. Yam from placing detail of his defence  which was  in camera during his two trials for murder  before the ECtHR. The question of public importance is whether there is power under the common law or under section 12 of the Administration of Justice Act 1960 to prevent an individual from placing material before the European Court of Human Rights. Also, if there is such a power, whether this power can be exercised where the domestic court is satisfied that it is not in the interests of the state for the material to be made public -even to the Strasbourg Court.

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