UK Supreme Court decision in criminal record certificate case (disclosure of rape acquittal) - Man acquitted of rape loses Supreme Court criminal check case
A man acquitted of rape has lost his Supreme Court appeal to remove any reference to the case from his enhanced criminal records check. The qualified teacher, who cannot be named, was found not guilty of a rape in 2011 after a Crown Court trial. When he applied for a job following his acquittal, details of the allegation and verdict were included in his criminal records certificate. He claims the reference infringed his right to respect for private life [R (on the application of AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and another]Link to article
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Supreme Court press summary
Category: Human Rights » Employment; Fair trial; Private and family life; England and Wales. Keyword(s): Recruitment; Criminal records. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector; Crime.
Source: BBC News.