AB v Her Majesty’s Advocate [2017] UKSC 25, 5 April 2017

Held: section 39(2)(a)(i) of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights and therefore outwith the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament. This incompatibility derived from a disproportionate interference with the appellant’s article 8 right.