Sunday, 20 June 2010

Mosquito Device Use 'Disproportionate'

The Guardian reports that the use of the 'mosquito' device, used to disperse gatherings by young people, is illegal under Human Rights law and is "degrading and discriminatory" to youngsters, a report this week claims. The Council of Europe website proclaims that the use of these devices "constitutes a "disproportionate interference with the right to respect for one’s private life, including the right to respect for one’s physical integrity."

One immediately wonders whether such a ruling might be applied to the verbal utterances of our political elite!

6 comments:

Graham Dawson (Archonix) said...

Discriminatory against youngsters? Well I suppose I am still young at 30 but I can hear those mosquito things plain as day, when people younger than me can't.

Witterings From Witney said...

GD(A), which means the device is useless and/or pointless anyway!

The statement by the CoE would still hopefully be valid where politicians are concerned though.

microdave said...

What about the 'Uman Rites of the rest of us who are now being subjected to the bloody annoying sound of vuvuzelas (or whatever they are called) all hours....

Witterings From Witney said...

md, sorry can't agree there - we all know that African nation's males have always been renowned for their big horns and make a lot of noise about them!

Now if that is not "disproportionate interference with the right to respect for one's physical integrity" then what is?

john in cheshire said...

Microdave, the sjambok and the panga are also part of african history/kultur. I wonder if we could be allowed to wander the streets with these, meting out summary justice to the miscreants who cause us grief on a daily basis. Only joking, haha. Or am I?

Witterings From Witney said...

jic,

most certainly can you start in Westminster please?