Julian Blake appears in David Miranda appeal


Judgment has been handed down in the case of David Miranda, the spouse of  Glenn Greenwald, a journalist who at the time was working for the Guardian newspaper. Mr Miranda was detained by officers of the Metropolitan Police at Heathrow Airport on 18 August 2013, under Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 in relation to encrypted data which had been stolen from the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States.

The Court of Appeal held that the exercise of the Schedule 7 stop power was lawful but that the stop power is incompatible with article 10 of the Convention in relation to journalistic material.

Julian Blake appeared for the Secretary of State.

Read the judgment here.