New Act keeps sex attacker's photo from public.
October 3, 2000
Sky News, UK
October 3, 2000: Scotland Yard have decided they cannot release a photograph of a jailed sex attacker –
because it might infringe his human rights.
The Human Rights Act - the most fundamental change to the justice system since the Magna
Carta – became law in Britain on Monday.
It guarantees a right to life, a fair trial and freedom
of expression. Critics have already called it a
"charter for crackpots" and a goldmine for lawyers.