Sarah Webb: Why Dacre was wrong about Justice Eady
The privacy laws Dacre complained about were not made by judges, as he suggested. Rather, the courts are simply putting into effect the European Convention on Human Rights, as defined by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in such cases as von Hannover v Germany , in which Princess Caroline of Monaco's right to a degree of privacy in public spaces was upheld. As the Court of Appeal put it: "The ECHR has recognised an obligation on member states to protect one individual from an unjustified invasion of private life by another individual and an obligation on the courts of a member state to interpret legislation in a way which will achieve that result".
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