Whether the presence of a police officer on the jury violated the provisions of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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The judgment in R.v. Hanif and Bakish Allah Khan (No 2) has finally been published on bailii.com . Publication had been prohibited because when the Court of Appeal allowed the appeal on 31 st July 2014 they ordered a re-trial. That has now taken place and the proceedings have therefore concluded.


Police officer on jury made trial unfair

The European Court of Human Rights today handed down its judgment in the case of Ilyas Hanif and Bakish Khan v. United Kingdom (appn nos. 52999/08 and 61779/08). In a unanimous decision the Chamber held that the applicants' right to a fair trial under Article 6 of the European Convention had been violated by the presence on the jury at their trial in 2007 of a serving police officer.