1.1. Any decision made by the Council will be made in accordance with the following principles and in accordance with the procedure rules set out in part two of this Constitution:-
1.1.1. proportionality: that is, the action taken will be proportionate to the desired outcome;
1.1.2. decisions will be taken following due consultation and taking into consideration professional advice from officers;
1.1.3. due regard will be shown for human rights and all decisions will be based on balancing the rights of the individual against the public good;
1.1.4. open transparent decision making;
1.1.5. clarity in the aim and desired outcome of decisions;
1.1.6. decisions will be taken that comply with the law and this Constitution.
1.1.7. Due regard will be had to the Human Rights Act 1998, particularly Article 6 right to a fair trial when considering matters with contested information.
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