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Criminal records: disclosure of acquittal did not breach job applicant's human rights

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    R (on the application of AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and another [2018] UKSC 47 SC (0 other reports)

R (on the application of AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and another [2018] UKSC 47 SC

human rights | criminal records | disclosure of acquittal

In R (on the application of AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and another, the Supreme Court held that, although the disclosure of the appellant's acquittal for rape was an interference with his human rights, it was justified. However, the Court expressed concern at the lack of guidance for employers on how to deal with disclosures of serious criminal charges that result in acquittals.