Fears that the UK Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting is breaking the European Convention on Human Rights by acting as judge and jury in misconduct cases could be clarified in a test case which started last week. The Royal College of Nursing, with the support of the UKCC, has gone to the Court of Scottish Sessions on behalf of Margaret Tehrani, an RCN member who has been charged with misconduct for alleged failure to attend her work at a nursing home and maintain adequate staffing levels. She denies misconduct. RCN general secretary Christine Hancock said a number of cases had been put on hold pending clarification.