The two joined appeals concern alleged UK involvement in breaches of human rights by foreign governments.
On 18 June 2014, the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal regarding the duty of disclosure on the police post-conviction. Although the Court dismissed the appeal on the facts, it did clarify when a duty of post-conviction disclosure exists.
A unanimous seven judge panel at the Supreme Court held that the deceased soldiers were under the UK’s jurisdiction for the purposes of Article 2 ECHR at the time of their deaths.
On 8 February 2012, the Supreme Court unanimously confirmed that there is a preventive operational obligation under article 2 of the ECHR for the State to safeguard the lives of voluntary psychiatric patients when at risk of suicide.
EM (Lebanon) v SSHD 
On 22 October 2008, in a unanimous five judge ruling the House of Lords held it would be a flagrant denial of the right to respect to family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights for the government to remove EM and her son to Lebanon where she would automatically lose custody of her son.
S. and Marper v UK 
On 4 December 2008, a unanimous judgment the European Court of Human Rights found that the retention of the applicants’ fingerprints, cellular samples and DNA profiles was in violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights – the right to respect for private and family life.