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Criminal record checks: "Multiple convictions rule" breaches human rights

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    R (on the application of P) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and other appeals [2019] UKSC 3 SC (0 other reports)

R (on the application of P) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and other appeals [2019] UKSC 3 SC

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In R (on the application of P) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and other appeals, the Supreme Court held that the criminal record checks rule requiring disclosure where a person has more than one conviction, regardless of the circumstances of the offences, is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.