Spanner on the Web
This is the (sort of) official Spanner Web page for SM Rights
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
For SM Rights
How to contact us.
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
S/M CASE GOES TO EUROPEAN COURT
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
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
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 also meet at Central Station.
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 @)
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 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.
Update on Spanner
SAY NO TO THE SEX POLICE!
Non Fiction Books on SM
Kellan Farshea's Spanner pages
Old out of date stuff
This page is maintained by
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 @)
SM Pride is on Saturday the 13th of September.
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
THE CAUSING OF PAIN TO ENHANCE SEXUAL PLEASURE An extract from Law Commission's 2nd document.
Update on Spanner