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The case concerned a claim by a number of police officers who are prospective witnesses at the Inquiry that they should be given anonymity and screening. In the House of Lords the issue was what test should a tribunal apply when judging such an application under Article 2 ECHR and at common law. The test, which was adopted by the Panel on my advice, was upheld by the House of Lords, and the existing tests, set in the Court of Appeal in the Bloody Sunday cases, was disapproved. This is a case of fundamental importance to the question of anonymity in courts and tribunals.

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