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Into the conduct of aliens

Lord Denning

in The Due Process of Law

Published in print January 1980 | ISBN: 9780406176080
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191705113 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780406176080.003.0014
Into the conduct of aliens

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Some information is so secret that it cannot be disclosed — except to a very few. Such information is known to the Security Service but to no one outside. It is information of this kind which was hinted at in the case of Mark Hosenball, in R v Home Secretary, ex parte Hosenball. Mark Hosenball was an American journalist. His permit to be at the Home office had four weeks to go when he received a letter. It told him that he could no longer stay because the Secretary of State had decided to deport him. This belief was founded on confidential information which was to the effect that Mr. Hosenball was trying to obtain information of a very sensitive character about the security arrangements. His intention was to publish it in a way which would imperil the lives of the men in the secret service.

Keywords: R v Home Secretary; American journalist; Home office; Secretary of State; secret service

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Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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