Details of Stephen Gough’s new challenge against the imposition of the ASBO forbidding him to appear naked anywhere in England and Wales has been published on the European Court of Human Rights’ website. The full statement of the Naked Rambler ASBO case is available online and in a PDF download document here
Court artist Isobel Williams is having a small art exhibition, including two recent drawings of the Naked Rambler Stephen Gough.
Isobel’s exhibition of drawings, called The Body of Law, is on the second floor of Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. It is part of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies’ public engagement programme:
For a preview by Dr Judith Townend click on the website link here
The art exhibition is open until the end of July, Monday-Friday 9am–5.45pm, Saturday 9.45am–5.15pm.
New Acquisitions in 2016. The NЯO is to receive two new Naked Rambler cushions to add to our art collection. The “Naked Rambler at the Mountains of Madness” cushions are based on a painting by Glen Vaudrey and can be seen on the Arts & Crafts page soon.
Click Here for a short video. Stephen Gough uses a quotation from Edmund Burke a politician elected to Parliament by the constituents of Bristol on Thursday November 3rd 1774, to explain why, in his key note speech, the philosophy of living byone’s ownjudgement.
Welcome The Puff
Annual HMP Edinburgh to Upper Hindhope Naked Walk to Freedom. October the 5th 2015 was the inaugural date after Ian Beveridge, a long time Stephen Gough supporter, suggested the idea on a blogger’s page in 2014. For the full story see the Commemorative Walk
For all the Naked Rambler Front Page lead stories in 2016, See our back issues below for:
Above: The Naked Rambler Stephen Gough as seen in the Pentland Hills after 2012 prison release
Regina v Gough 1
Regina v Gough 2
The ECtHR statement of facts lays out the background to Mr Gough’s firmly held belief in the inoffensiveness of the human body and of his many arrests and criminal proceedings in England leading up to the imposition of the blanket ASBO ban applied for by the Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary in 2013. Following on from there, the blow-by-blow account of Mr Gough’s breaching of the interim ASBO as well as the full ASBO in 2013, 2014 and 2015 is accurately covered with comments on his naked court appearances.
A section on relevant British domestic law and practice elaborates on Public Order Offences, most notably Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986. A concise history of Anti-social behaviour orders which were introduced by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 are fully explained with the guideline set out and a summary of the principles and other considerations relevant to the making of an anti-social behaviour order. Several case studies are put forward as being pertinent to Mr Gough’s defence followed by relevant Council of Europe materials.
Mr Gough’s complaint “alleges that the imposition of the ASBO breached his rights under Article 10 of the Convention. He argues that its only purpose was to circumvent the maximum penalties permitted for public nudity by the Public Order Act and that, as a result, it did not pursue a legitimate aim. He further argues that it was neither necessary nor proportionate since it conferred no further powers on the police to deal with his behaviour and constituted a blanket prohibition on public nudity, removing any police and prosecutorial discretion.”