Restrictions, including restrictions permitted by the European Convention on Human Rights

This area of law forms one of the two areas of law available for selection.

3.3 Restrictions, including restrictions permitted by the European Convention on Human Rights 

 

 

  • Public order offences – freedom to meet, gather, demonstrate and protest; relationship between maintenance of public order and legitimate expression of opinion and dissent. Control of public gatherings, meetings and protests. Offences against public order, including incitement to racial hatred and religious hatred
  • Police powers – the law relating to police powers of stop and search; search of premises; arrest; detention; rights of persons in police custody. Remedies against the police, including for malicious prosecution and false imprisonment
  • Interception of communications - access to information relating to individuals; telephone tapping
  • Duty of confidentiality - breach of confidence, misuse of private information
  • Obscenity – arguments for and against restriction; problems of definition; methods of control; controls over books, magazines, films, DVDs, live performances, broadcasting; reforms
  • Torts of defamation - protection of reputation – defamation
  • Torts of trespass, harassment
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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the WJEC GCE AS and A level in Law from 2017 course

AS Unit 1 The Nature of Law and the Welsh and English Legal Systems

AS Unit 2 The Law of Tort

A Level Units: Unit 3 The Practice of Substantive Law

View the A Level Units: Unit 3 The Practice of Substantive Law unit in more detail.