Doctors put lower value on lives of the disabled, study finds – Daily Telegraph

“NHS doctors are more likely to allow patients to die if they suffer from a mental disability, a damning Government-backed report suggests.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2013

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 20th, 2013 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Dickinson & Ors v Tesco Plc & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 226 (19 March 2013)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Apex Global Management Ltd v Fi Call Ltd& Ors [2013] EWHC 587 (Ch) (19 March 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Regina (Nouazli) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted March 20th, 2013 in deportation, detention, EC law, families, immigration, law reports by tracey

Regina (Nouazli) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: [2013] EWHC 567 (Admin);   [2013] WLR (D)  109

“The immigration detention of a third country national family member of an European Union national pending removal following a conviction from the host member state, pursuant to regulation 24(1) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, fell within the scope of EU law so as to afford the detained third country national protective rights under EU law. Regulation 24(1) was compatible with EU law, and detention thereunder pending a decision to deport not prohibited, provided the conditions in article 27(1) and (2) of the Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC were satisfied.”

WLR Daily, 15th March 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted March 20th, 2013 in parliamentary papers by tracey

Post-legislative memorandum: European Communities (Finance) Act 2008
Cm 8581 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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What will happen to human rights after the next election? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 20th, 2013 in elections, human rights, immigration, news, prisons, speeches by tracey

“Human rights will be a politically live issue at the next election. Leading on the issue will by the Conservative Party, urged on by elements in the media such as the Daily Mail with a commercial interest in resistance to any law on privacy deriving from human rights. So, the Working Men’s College has done well to identify this topic for exploration. This evening is a celebration of the college’s stated aim to ‘engage positively with the past, while finding new ways to pursue its founders’ aims into the 21st century.’ ”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th March 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Privacy, Protests and Policing – Panopticon

“In Catt v ACPO and others; T v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another [2013] EWCA Civ 192, the Court of Appeal considered two appeals regarding the powers of the police to collect and retain personal information about members of the public. Both cases turned on the application of Article 8 of the Convention; in both, the Court held that there had been an interference with the Article 8(1) right to respect for private life, and that the interference was not justified under Article 8(2).”

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Panopticon, 20th March 2013

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

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Police community support officer guilty of sex charges – The Guardian

“A police community support officer was jailed for seven years on Tuesday for repeatedly targeting vulnerable women for sex while on duty.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2013

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Supreme court rules it can examine secret judgements by lower courts – The Guardian

Posted March 20th, 2013 in closed material, evidence, news, private hearings, Supreme Court by tracey

“The supreme court has ruled for the first time in its history that it can examine secret judgments given by lower courts.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2013

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Cold-calling firm fined £90,000 in first penalty of its kind – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2013 in fines, harassment, news, telecommunications by tracey

“A marketing firm has become the first to be fined £90,000 after plaguing members
of the public with thousands of unwanted calls.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Press regulation: publishers may have grounds for legal challenge – The Guardian

“Newspapers likely to take action over regulations that will require huge payouts when stories are wrong.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Equal pay in City law: is there a light at the end of the tunnel? – The Guardian

Posted March 20th, 2013 in equal pay, equality, legal profession, news, women by tracey

“We urgently need up to date research on gender and equality pay within the legal sector, say LSB.”

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The Guardian, 20th March 2013

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Police overhaul of missing persons cases ‘could put children at risk’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2013 in care homes, children, missing persons, news, police by tracey

“An overhaul of how police deal with missing people could put vulnerable children
at risk of being groomed and sexually exploited, the NSPCC has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Police hid files on celebrity suspects – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2013 in child abuse, investigatory powers, media, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

“Hundreds of police files on celebrities and politicians accused of sex assault
were so heavily protected that even officers investigating claims could not
access them.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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MPs warn of £42.8m data protection shortfall – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2013 in budgets, data protection, EC law, news by tracey

“England’s Information Commissioner’s Office could be facing a £42.8m shortfall
that may have to be paid for by the taxpayer, MPs has warned.”

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BBC News, 20th March 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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