David Cameron orders new inquiry into treatment of Lee Rigby murderer – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2015 in armed forces, inquiries, intelligence services, murder, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The prime minister has ordered a new inquiry into claims the security services may have been complicit in the ill treatment of Michael Adebolajo, who went on to butcher a British soldier in a London street, it has emerged. The inquiry will be conducted by the intelligence services commissioner, Sir Mark Waller, an independent watchdog over the security services.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2015

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Gateshead TA cadet-beheading threats: Man given suspended jail sentence – BBC News

‘A man who threatened to “chop the heads off” two female cadets on Tyneside has been given a suspended jail sentence.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2015

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I did not enter journalism to become a criminal, says Sun’s royal editor – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2015 in armed forces, corruption, media, news, privacy, royal family by sally

‘The Sun’s royal editor has said he “did not come into journalism to become a criminal”, telling jurors he would not have touched a story with “a barge pole” if he thought it meant breaking the law.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2015

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Brusthom Ziamani: Teenager guilty of plot to behead soldier – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2015 in armed forces, intelligence services, Islam, news, terrorism by sally

‘A teenager who was on his way to behead a British soldier with a 12in knife when he was arrested, has been found guilty of preparing a terrorist act.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2015

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Critics of Islam prevented from entering UK to attend Lee Rigby rally – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This short case involves the old dilemma of public order law: whether it is right to shut down speech when the speaker himself does not intend to incite violence, but whose presence it is said may lead third parties to commit violence. Indeed the facts of this particular case go further than that , because the applicants had no plans to make any public address during their proposed visit to Britain. It was their presence alone which was feared would inflame “community tensions”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th February 2015

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RAF man jailed for shooting comrade in ‘party trick’ gone wrong – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2015 in armed forces, courts martial, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘SAC Liam Gadsby had previously boasted to colleagues that he could pull the trigger on a loaded pistol without a bullet being fired.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2015

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Outcry as CPS drops trial of anti-drone protesters at last minute – The Independent

‘The prosecution of arms-trade protesters who occupied a British drone engines manufacturer has been dropped at the last minute, after the company refused to hand over evidence about its exports of weaponry to Israel, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 30th January 2015

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Broni v Ministry of Defence; Woof v Ministry of Defence; Barbour v Ministry of Defence – WLR Daily

Posted January 27th, 2015 in armed forces, civil procedure rules, costs, employment, fees, law reports by sally

Broni v Ministry of Defence; Woof v Ministry of Defence; Barbour v Ministry of Defence [2015] EWHC 66 (QB); [2015] WLR (D) 24

‘The words “contract of service” in section 2(1) of the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 Act were not to be given a construction broader than their usual meaning. It followed that the claimants, as members of the armed forces, were not “employees” for the purposes of section 2(1) the 1969 Act and the fixed success fee regime for employer’s liability claims, as set out in Section IV of CPR Pt 45 (pre 1 April 2013), did not apply to their claims against the defendant ministry.’

WLR Daily, 20th January 2015

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Fake Help for Heroes collection ‘soldier’ Liam O’Brien jailed – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2015 in armed forces, charities, fraud, handling stolen goods, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Wiltshire man who posed as a serving soldier and falsely claimed to be collecting money for the charity Help for Heroes has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2015

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Sun journalists set for trial on charges of paying public officials for stories – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2015 in armed forces, corruption, media, news by sally

‘A panel of 24 potential jurors has been selected in the trial of four senior journalists at the Sun accused of paying public officials for stories.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2014

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Al Sweady inquiry Q&A: What happened on 14 May 2004? – The Independent

Posted December 18th, 2014 in aggravated vehicle taking, armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, law firms, murder, news by sally

‘Q: What happened on 14 May 2004?

A: The summer of 2004 saw a sharp spike in attacks on Coalition forces by the Mahdi Army militia in southern Iraq. British troops were ambushed at two locations either side of the “Danny Boy” vehicle checkpoint, near Al Amarah. Witnesses said the fighting was particularly fierce and had involved the use of bayonets by British troops for the first time since the Falklands War.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2014

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Al-Sweady Inquiry: Legal battles after fighting ends – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2014 in armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, law firms, murder, news, torture by sally

‘There’s anger, as much as relief and a sense of vindication, inside the Ministry of Defence and the Army at the end of this long public inquiry into allegations of murder and abuse by British soldiers in Iraq in 2004.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2014

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Al Sweady Inquiry expected to clear British soldiers – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2014 in armed forces, homicide, human rights, inquiries, news, violence by sally

‘The five-year-long Al Sweady Inquiry is expected to say serious allegations were based on lies and speculation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2014

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Lee Rigby murder: Killer loses legal challenges – BBC News

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in appeals, armed forces, murder, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Michael Adebolajo, one of the two men found guilty of killing Fusilier Lee Rigby, has lost legal challenges against his conviction and sentence.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2014

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Deepcut soldier Cheryl James’ family in body exhumation plea – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in armed forces, bullying, burials and cremation, inquests, news, young persons by sally

‘Lawyers for the family of a soldier who died at Deepcut Barracks have asked a judge to request her body’s exhumation.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2014

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Iraqi Civilians v Ministry of Defence – WLR Daily

Posted November 26th, 2014 in armed forces, detention, human rights, Iraq, law reports by sally

Iraqi Civilians v Ministry of Defence [2014] EWHC 3686 (QB); [2014] WLR (D) 496

‘The legal effect of UN Security Council Resolutions 1483 of 22 May 2003 and 1511 of 16 October 2003 was that they imposed a duty on the United Kingdom in its role as an occupying power in Iraq to detain individuals where to do so was necessary for imperative reasons of security. However, nothing in the language of the Resolutions authorised the taking of such a measure in so far as doing so violated the United Kingdom’s obligation to secure rights under article 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily, 7th November 2014

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Lee Rigby murder: MI5 to be cleared of serious failings – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 24th, 2014 in armed forces, inquiries, intelligence services, murder, news, terrorism by sally

‘Inquiry by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee to find attack was random and largely unpreventable, according to reports.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd November 2014

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Article 6 – the Right to a fair trial – and discrimination in the Armed Forces – Cloisters

‘At a time when the UK’s membership of the European Convention of Human Rights (“ECHR”) and our domestic Human Rights Act 1998 (“HRA”) is a hot political topic, it is timely that the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has handed down a judgment considering Article 6 ECHR in relation to special time limit provisions for discrimination complaints brought by those in the Armed Forces: Duncan v Ministry of Defence.’

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Cloisters, 23rd October 2014

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Ex RAF officer sentenced to 13 years for child sex abuse – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2014 in armed forces, news, sentencing, sexual offences by michael

‘A former RAF officer has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for committing 23 sex offences against boys at a German military base in the 1980s.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2014

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The Supreme Court and the Rule of Law – Speech by Lord Neuberger

The Supreme Court and the Rule of Law (PDF)

Lord Neuberger

The Conkerton Lecture 2014, Liverpool Law Society, 9th October 2014

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