Suspected terrorist may not be deported to Jordan – Strasbourg rules – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 17th, 2012 in deportation, evidence, human rights, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“The Strasbourg Court has ruled today that whilst diplomatic assurances may protect a suspected terrorist from torture, he cannot be deported to Jordan while there remains a real risk that evidence obtained by torture will be used against him.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th January 2012

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Jon-Jaques Clinton’s wife murder conviction quashed – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2012 in appeals, defences, evidence, murder, news, retrials by sally

“A 45-year-old man jailed for murdering his wife after she left him and found a new man has had his conviction quashed.”

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BBC News, 17th January 2012

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Woman who tricked two teenage girls into relationships by disguising herself as a boy faces jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 17th, 2012 in fraud, news, sexual offences by sally

“A ‘mistress of disguise’ turned herself into a series of different ‘boys’ to launch ‘sexual affairs’ with two unsuspecting young girls, Guildford Crown Court has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2012

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You Can’t Read This Book: why libel tourists love London – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2012 in choice of forum, defamation, freedom of expression, media, news, publishing by sally

“In an exclusive extract from You Can’t Read This Book, the Observer columnist Nick Cohen presents a damning indictment of how the English legal system helps the wealthy and powerful suppress inconvenient truths.”

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The Guardian, 15th January 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Bundled Feeds: Family Law

Posted January 17th, 2012 in news by sally

The posts on the Current Awareness blog are indexed using a controlled vocabulary. This means that users are able to filter what they receive by subscribing to individual category feeds. A full list of category feeds can be found here.

Since category feeds are designed to be quite specific we have decided to introduce bundled groups of feeds under broader subject areas.

We are treating this as an ongoing project and will be adding more groups of bundled feeds in the future.

More information can be found on the Bundled Feeds page.

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Ruling still allows Britain to deport other foreign nationals – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2012 in deportation, evidence, human rights, news, torture by sally

“Although Abu Qatada has persuaded the European Court of Human Rights that he would not get a fair trial if he is sent back to Jordan, the ruling is not as serious a defeat for the British government as it might have been.”

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The Guardian, 17th January 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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“Whole life” sentences for murder not in breach of Convention, says Strasbourg – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 17th, 2012 in human rights, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“The Strasbourg Court has found three British murderers’ imprisonment for life is not inhuman or degrading and therefore not in violation of Article 3.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th January 2012

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Abu Qatada deportation blocked in European court – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2012 in deportation, evidence, human rights, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“The European court of human rights has blocked the deportation to Jordan of Abu Qatada – who been called Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe – because he risks facing a trial based on torture-tainted evidence.”

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The Guardian, 17th January 2012

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 17th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Access to the Countryside (Appeals against Works Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Agriculture (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2012

The Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variation) Order 2012

The Localism Act 2011 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional and Saving Provision) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 17th, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

JBW Group Ltd v Ministry of Justice [2012] EWCA Civ 8 (16 January 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

MK, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Home Department [2012] EWHC 18 (Admin) (16 January 2012)

High Court (Patents Court)

Benker v The Comptroller General of Patents [2011] EWHC 3604 (Pat) (22 November 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Burglary offences guideline comes into effect – Sentencing Council

Posted January 17th, 2012 in burglary, news, sentencing by sally

“Following a three month period of training and implementation the definitive guideline on burglary offences came into effect on 16 January 2012.”

Burglary Offences Definitive Guideline (PDF)

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

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Family reform judge calls for culture change – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 17th, 2012 in family courts, judges, news, reports by sally

“A ‘strong consensus’ and a ‘commitment to a change in culture’ is needed to improve the efficiency of the family justice system, according to the senior judge charged with reform. In his first published update since being appointed to lead the modernisation of family justice, Mr Justice Ryder sets out a ‘challenging timetable’ to agree proposals on a programme to put in place the recommendations of the Norgrove review by the time his appointment ends at the end of July.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th January 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Murderers lose appeal against whole life tariffs – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2012 in appeals, human rights, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Britain’s most dangerous criminals can be kept behind bars for the rest of their lives, judges at the European Court of Human Rights have ruled.”

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BBC News, 17th January 2012

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Female plumber escapes prison for glassing man after sexual harassment – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 17th, 2012 in assault, compensation, harassment, news, sentencing by sally

“A female plumber who glassed a man in a nightclub escaped a prison sentence after a judge accepted that years of sexual harassment at work had led her to erupt.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2012

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Tweet you in court – The Lawyer

Posted January 17th, 2012 in courts, internet, law reports, news by sally

“Last month, the Lord Chief Justice delivered guidance clearing the way for Tweeting from Court.”

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The Lawyer, 16th January 2012

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Journalists who break law to expose scandals may not be prosecuted, says Justice Secretary – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 17th, 2012 in Crown Prosecution Service, media, news, public interest by sally

“Journalists who use illegal methods for the ‘greater good’ should not necessarily be prosecuted, Kenneth Clarke, the Justice Secretary, said yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2012

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Press regulation ‘needs state support’ – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2012 in codes of practice, complaints, legislation, media, news, privacy by sally

“‘Statutory underpinning’ may be required to bolster the authority of a revived Press Complaints Commission, the culture secretary has suggested.”

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The Guardian, 16th January 2012

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Garden row between millionaire neighbours reaches Appeal Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 17th, 2012 in appeals, news, rights of way by sally

“A long and bitter feud between a pair of millionaire Surrey neighbours has taken an expensive turn after their argument over a ‘wiggly path leading to nowhere’ reached the Appeal Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2012

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Youth restraint challenge rejected by High Court – UK Human Rights

Posted January 17th, 2012 in news, restraint, secure training centres, victims, young offenders by sally

“Although certain restraining measures had been taken unlawfully against young people in secure training centres for a number of years, the court had no jurisdiction to grant an order that the victims of this activity be identified and advised of their rights.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th January 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Telegraph pays composer damages for story on his ‘continuing’ assault trial – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2012 in assault, damages, media, news by sally

“The Daily Telegraph has paid a British composer a five-figure sum after wrongly reporting that his magistrates court trial for assault was continuing.”

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The Guardian, 16th January 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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