E-cigarette company to launch TV advertising campaign – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2013 in advertising, news, smoking by sally

“An e-cigarette company is set to test the UK’s almost 50-year ban on promoting smoking on TV, with a controversial advertising campaign telling smokers of the virtues of puffing on a product that uses nicotine.”

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The Guardian, 15th January 2013

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BA worker’s rights were infringed by cross ban, European court rules – The Guardian

“A British Airways check-in worker’s right to express her religion was unfairly restricted when she was prevented from wearing a cross at work, the European court of human rights (ECHR) has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 15th January 2013

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Father of abducted Atiya must remain in jail, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2013 in child abduction, detention, early release, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who abducted his young daughter, took her to Pakistan and refused to reveal her whereabouts for more three years should stay in jail, a judge has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 14th January 2013

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What has the European Court of Human Rights ever done for us? – The Independent

Posted January 15th, 2013 in appeals, civil justice, courts, criminal justice, human rights, news by sally

“The Court of Human Rights has a bad press in Britain – but for thousands of desperate people it is their last shot at justice.”

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The Independent, 14th January 2013

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Lady Neuberger to investigate claims on care for dying patients – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2013 in elderly, inquiries, medical treatment, news by sally

“Care services minister, Norman Lamb, appoints peer to carry out review of Liverpool Care Pathway after months of denunciations.”

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The Guardian, 15th January 2013

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Police DNA sample powers ‘used against gay men’ – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2013 in DNA, homosexuality, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

“Police powers to force offenders to give DNA samples have been used against gay men convicted of old homosexuality laws, it has been claimed.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2013

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Public insults to be legalised but grossly offensive messages still criminal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 15th, 2013 in crime, freedom of expression, news, public order by sally

“Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986, which outlaws the use of ‘threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour’ will be amended to remove the word ‘insulting’. The amendment is the result of a successful, high-profile campaign which asked ‘Do we really need the police and the courts to deal with insults?’”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th January 2013

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Man who filmed himself raping a woman at knifepoint on his iPad is jailed – The Independent

Posted January 15th, 2013 in deportation, news, rape, sentencing, video recordings by sally

“A man who filmed himself raping a woman at knifepoint on his tablet computer was today jailed for six years.”

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The Independent, 14th January 2013

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Information Commissioner Responds to Leveson – Panopticon

Posted January 15th, 2013 in data protection, inquiries, media, news by sally

“The Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) has published its response to the recommendations that Lord Justice Leveson made to the ICO and the Ministry of Justice (‘MoJ’) in his Inquiry Report on the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press. See here for the full response.”

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Panopticon, 14th January 2013

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Secret papers show extent of senior royals’ veto over bills – The Guardian

“The extent of the Queen and Prince Charles’s secretive power of veto over new laws has been exposed after Downing Street lost its battle to keep information about its application secret.”

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The Guardian, 14th January 2013

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‘Insulting words’ crime ditched – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2013 in crime, freedom of expression, news, public order by sally

“The crime of ‘insulting’ someone through words or behaviour, which once led to the arrest of a student for asking a police officer whether his horse was gay, is to be dropped.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2013

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