Spanner on the Web

This is the (sort of) official Spanner Web page for SM Rights

Contents

NB Several links are repeated as the headings overlap.
  • The Appeal to the European Court of Human Rights
  • Meetings, actions etc
  • Background to the spanner case
  • The Law Commission Their proposals for reform of the UK law
  • For SM Rights
  • How to contact us.
  • New Pages
  • Other Links

    The Appeal to the European Court of Human Rights

    The ECHR ruled against us.


    It was unanimous against us. The only disagreement seems to be Judge Pettiti who felt the Court should have come out more strongly in favour of the governments right to jail us. Here is a reply to his arguments.and the full text ( in various formats) is available from here

  • PRESS RELEASE S/M CASE GOES TO EUROPEAN COURT

    The Commission

    Before we even got to the court we had to go before the Commission of Human rights who had to rule that the British government had a case to answer before it could go further. This they did. However some warning that the case might go against use came when they also expresssed the opinion that the UK government had not violated human rights in the spanner case. However a large minority of the Commission disagreed: here is thier views:
    Why the British government is violating our rights.Dissenting Opinion of part of the commission

    Report from when the case was heard by the Commission

    Meetings actions etc

    SM Pride 1997

    Spanner Monthly Meetings

    Spanner meets last Sunday of the month at Central Station, 37 Wharfdale Road, near Kings Cross, London, at 8pm. Usually it will be a discussion on how the campaign is going, occasionally we run a workshop.

    SM bisexuals

    SM bisexuals also meet at Central Station.

    Outreach

    We tried Europe - now it's the long slog of changing public opinion until we are strong enough to bring about a change in the law. If any of you lot are involved in an organisation and can swing an invitation to Spanner for a speaker drop me a line on out.rep.barnsdle.demon.co.uk (replace ".rep." by @)

    Background to the spanner case

    Timeline: A quick history of the Spanner case.

    Colin Laskey, one of the men taking the case to Europe died on May the 14th 95
    This is a tribute from two fellow defendents

    The Law Commission

    The Law Commission has been discussing SM and related issues due to the divided verdict by the House of Lords on the Spanner appeal. It has produced a further consultation document.

    For SM Rights

    Update on Spanner

    SAY NO TO THE SEX POLICE!

    Non Fiction Books on SM

    Kellan Farshea's Spanner pages

    Old out of date stuff

    How to contact us.

    This page is maintained by David Barnsdale
    If you have anything you want to include on these pages (or coments etc) send it to me via email at david.rep.barnsdle.demon.co.uk (replace ".rep." by @)

    Spanner can be contacted at:

    e-mail spanner.rep.honour.demon.co.uk (replace ".rep." by @)

    Snail mail COUNTDOWN ON SPANNER C/O CENTRAL STATION, 37 WHARFDALE ROAD, LONDON N1 9SE

    New Pages

    SM Pride is on Saturday the 13th of September.

    THE CAUSING OF PAIN TO ENHANCE SEXUAL PLEASURE An extract from Law Commission's 2nd document.

    Update on Spanner

    Other Links