Sapan Maini-Thompson

Sapan Maini-Thompson is training to become a barrister in the fields of criminal, public and human rights law. He recently completed an LLM at University College London. Previously, he graduated with a BA from Oxford University and an MSc from the London School of Economics. He tweets @SapanMaini.

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Temporary Exclusion Orders and the Right to a Fair Hearing in the UK

Temporary Exclusion Orders and the Right to a Fair Hearing in the UK

In QX v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020], the UK High Court reached a landmark preliminary decision that ECHR Article 6 applies to the judicial review of obligations imposed under a Temporary Exclusion Order (TEO). The
Facial Recognition Technology: The High Court’s flawed approach to information privacy

Facial Recognition Technology: The High Court’s flawed approach to information privacy

In September 2019, the English High Court ruled the use of automated facial recognition technology (AFR) by South Wales Police Force was consistent with ECHR Article 8 and data protection legislation. Facial recognition technology ...
The Communications Blackout in Kashmir: The Rebirth of a ‘National Security’ Court?

The Communications Blackout in Kashmir: The Rebirth of a ‘National Security’ Court?

On October 1st, the Indian Supreme Court heard petitions relating to the media and communications blackout in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) following the government’s effective abrogation of Article 370 on August 5th. The Court adjourned