LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Campaigners for the right to smoke are expected to launch a High Court challenge over the Government’s smoking ban in enclosed public places, the Guardian reports.
The ban, which starts on Sunday, covers virtually all enclosed public places including offices, factories, pubs and bars, but not outdoors or in private homes.
The pressure group Freedom2Choose is planning to lodge papers at the Royal Courts of Justice in London seeking a judicial review.
The group says the ban amounts to injustice and erosion of freedom and personal liberties.
Their legal challenge is based on the contention that it violates human rights laws.
These include a breach of Article 1 of the First Protocol of the European Convention on Human Rights which guarantees the right to the peaceful enjoyment of possessions.