Law and religion round-up – 22nd August

Alison Chabloz: yet another day in court

Ms Alison Chabloz uploaded to YouTube a video of herself singing songs which were later described as a collection of anti-Semitic tropes or motifs, with a particular emphasis on Holocaust denial. On 25 May 2018 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, she was convicted of three offences under section 127(1)(a) and (b) of the Communications Act 2003 for which she received a suspended sentence. She appealed her convictions to Southwark Crown Court, but on 13 February 2019, her appeal was dismissed. We noted the two judgments here and here.

Subsequently, observed Coulson LJ in Chabloz v Crown Prosecution Service [2019] EWHC 3094 (Admin) at [2], “things got into something of a procedural muddle”: Continue reading