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Two individuals affected by the imposition of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which created a so-called buffer zone around an abortion clinic in Ealing, have appealed to the European Court of Human Rights following the dismissal of their claim by the Court of Appeal (Dulgheriu v Ealing LBC [2020] 1 WLR 609) and the Supreme Court.  The claimants, who previously offered counselling and assistance to women attending the clinic, allege that the PSPO constitutes an unlawful interference with their rights under Articles 9, 10 & 11 of the ECHR.

The claim raises important issues about the use of PSPOs and the application of the ECHR more broadly.

Ben Fullbrook acts for the claimants (led by Philip Havers QC).


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