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The Secretary of State's decision to prevent the Claimant from entering the UK was a proportionate and lawful restriction upon the Claimant's Article 10 freedom of expression rights.
16 March 2012
Stanley Burnton LJ, Underhill J
(1) The Claimants, 16 cross-party members of the House of Lords and House of Commons, contended that the Defendant's exclusion of Mrs Rajavi, an eminent dissident Iranian politician, was unlawful and an infringement of the European Convention on Human Rights right of free expression. The Defendant argued that Mrs Rajavi's exclusion was conducive to the public good. The Claimants challenged the decision to exclude on the basis that:
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