Daily Mail publisher fined £40,000 over pixellated photograph – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2016 in anonymity, child abuse, fines, guilty pleas, media, news, victims by tracey

‘Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail, has been fined £40,000 after pleading guilty to identifying a man who claims to be the victim of a VIP paedophile ring.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2016

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Undercover police denied automatic anonymity at inquiry – BBC News

‘Undercover police officers facing claims of wrongdoing will not automatically get anonymity at a forthcoming major public inquiry.’

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BBC News, 3rd May 2016

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Police try to keep rapist’s identity secret to protect his human rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2016 in anonymity, human rights, immigration, news, rape by tracey

‘Police tried to protect the identity of a Polish rapist because of racial tensions between locals and eastern European migrants in the area.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2016

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Court of Protection orders continued reporting restrictions after death – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Protection has just ruled that where a court has restricted the publication of information during proceedings that were in existence during a person’s lifetime, it has not only the right but the duty to consider, when requested to do so, whether that information should continue to be protected following the person’s death.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th April 2016

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Woman who died after ‘losing sparkle’ cannot be named, court rules – The Guardian

‘The court of protection has declined to name a 50-year-old woman who died after refusing life-saving kidney treatment because she said life had lost its “sparkle”.’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2016

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Angela Wrightson case: Can children be natural born killers? – BBC News

‘Two teenage girls have been detained for torturing and murdering a vulnerable woman in north-east England. But when a child deliberately kills, what is to blame? Is it possible some children are simply bad? Or are there other factors at play?.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2016

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Youth the one mitigating factor for teenage girls who killed – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2016 in anonymity, mental health, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘The 15-year-olds were given the equivalent of an adult life sentence and could be detained indefinitely.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2016

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Sex offence suspects need more protection, says ex-Met boss – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2016 in anonymity, codes of practice, evidence, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘A former Met Police chief has said more should be done to protect the reputation of sexual offence suspects who are investigated but never charged.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2016

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MPs to use Human Rights Act to claim anonymity if arrested by police – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2016 in anonymity, disclosure, human rights, inquiries, media, news, parliament, police, privacy by tracey

‘MPs will use human rights laws this week to prevent politicians being named the House of Commons after their arrest.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2016

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An open or shut case? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘R(C) v. Secretary of State for Justice [2016] UKSC 2. When is it right to keep the names of parties to litigation a secret? That was the difficult question the Supreme Court had to grapple with in this judgment, handed down on Wednesday. The decision to allow a double-murderer to remain anonymous led to outraged headlines in the tabloids. Yet the Court reached the unanimous conclusion that this was the right approach. Why?.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th January 2016

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Paroled murderer wins fight to remain anonymous – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2016 in anonymity, appeals, mental health, murder, news, parole, Supreme Court by sally

‘A convicted murderer, recently released from a psychiatric hospital, has won his supreme court battle to keep his identity secret.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2016

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SDT anonymity ruling “breached principle of open justice”, High Court rules – Legal Futures

A decision by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) to grant retrospective anonymity to a solicitor who had only been found guilty of a technical rule breach flouted the principle of open justice, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 18th January 2016

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Family judge criticised for not naming council that breached father’s rights – The Guardian

‘A family court judge has come under fire after refusing to name a council that violated a man’s parental rights by taking his four-year-old daughter into care without a proper investigation.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2016

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Court of protection extends ban on naming woman in right-to-die case – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2015 in anonymity, assisted suicide, media, news, public interest, reporting restrictions by sally

‘A legal ban preventing identification of a 50-year-old mother who died after refusing lifesaving kidney treatment has been extended by the court of protection.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2015

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That’s Entertainment? The Anonymity of Arrestees and the Law – Doughty Street

‘Last week, The Mirror reported that John Leslie was being questioned by police in connection with an alleged sexual assault. The report contained photographs of the police with evidence bags outside Leslie’s house. The Mirror reminded its readers of allegations made against the former TV presenter in 2002 and 2008. This the most recent example of media reports concerning allegations of sexual offences involving public figures.’

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Doughty Street, 2nd December 2015

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Woman who refused treatment after losing ‘sparkle’ dies – BBC News

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in anonymity, consent, health, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A woman who rejected life-saving kidney treatment, saying she felt she had lost her “sparkle” and did not want to get old, has died, it has emerged.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2015

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Twitter found to be unsuitable means of communicating FOIA request – RPC Data Law and Privacy

Posted November 30th, 2015 in anonymity, freedom of information, internet, news by sally

‘The First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights) (the Tribunal) has held that a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 made via Twitter is not valid.’

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RPC Data Law and Privacy, 27th November 2015

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Killer’s Supreme Court fight for anonymity – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 27th, 2015 in anonymity, appeals, mental health, murder, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Convicted murderer who committed crimes “high up on the scale of horrific” believes he has the right to keep his identity secret from the press and public.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th October 2015

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Ban media from naming sex abuse suspects before charge, says top lawyer – The Guardian

‘A former top prosecutor has said parliament should pass a law banning the media from naming suspects in sex abuse cases until they are charged.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2015

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The importance of privacy in ancillary relief proceedings – High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 18th, 2015 in anonymity, divorce, media, news by tracey

‘DL v SL [2015] EWHC 2621 (Fam) 27 July 2015 (Mostyn J). This was a simple, if contentious, divorce case in which the judge took the opportunity to make a point about balancing the principle of open judgment – allowing media coverage of cases – against the privacy of the parties involved. Whilst he was ready to acknowledge that publicity ensures not only the probity of the judge but the veracity of the witnesses, and that such publicity served promote understanding and debate about the legal process, in some cases privacy should trump the rights of the press.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th September 2015

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