AR, R (on the application of) v Greater Manchester Police & Anor [2016]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 490
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR); Right to Privacy; Right to Fair Trial; Criminal Records

This UK case might be of interest to those in Ireland working in occupations where care of children and vulnerable persons is paramount. The claimant in this case was a qualified teacher who, whilst working as a taxi driver some six or seven years ago, was accused, tried and acquitted of rape. He later applied for various teaching posts but was not successful. The main reason appears to have been that the 'enhanced criminal record certificate' (ECRC), required under the Police Act 1997, included reference to his acquittal for rape and, understandably, put prospective employers off employing the teacher. He appealed the decision to refer to the rape charges:

"There is no conviction. The jury

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This article is correct at 01/07/2016

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