Families separated for immigration purposes – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Last year 32,446 people subject to immigration control in the UK were detained by the government. Some had entered the country irregularly and were quickly removed. Others were detained pending removal or deportation. More than half of them were released back into the community, meaning that their detention had served no purpose.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th June 2016

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Home Office unlawfully imposes curfew on migrant – Free Movement

Posted June 6th, 2016 in appeals, bail, deportation, immigration, news, tribunals by sally

‘Gedi, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 409 (17 May 2016) is a case where the Home Office took it into their own hands to impose curfew restrictions over and above bail conditions those imposed by the First Tier Tribunal, as well as those they are entitled to impose as afforded to the Home Office by statute. The Court of Appeal were clear they had no such power to do so.’

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Free Movement, 6th June 2016

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Thousands on the run after skipping court bail – BBC News

‘Thousands of suspected and convicted criminals who skipped court bail while facing charges including murder, child sex offences and rape are on the run.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2016

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Rapist who targeted Asian women in a series of sex attacks while on bail is jailed for life – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2016 in bail, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A violent rapist who carried out a series of racially motivated sexual assaults on lone women while on bail has been jailed for life.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2016

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Former royal aide cleared of abuse calls for sacking of Met chief – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2016 in bail, child abuse, complaints, news, police, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former aide to the Duke of Edinburgh who was cleared of historical sex offences says he felt “like a lamb to the slaughter” during the case. Lt Col Benjamin Herman, 81, was acquitted last year of abusing a girl in the early 1970s, when she was aged around 11 or 12 and he was working as equerry to Prince Philip. He said his family went through “absolute hell” after he was arrested in February 2013. He spent 27 months on bail before eventually being cleared by a jury in less than an hour following a trial at Blackfriars crown court in London.’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2016

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Manchester sex workers’ rights case collapses after five years – The Guardian

‘A court case that would have tested the right of sex workers to offer services together in brothels to protect themselves has collapsed after a police officer refused to give evidence.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2016

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Family member of EU national awarded £136,000 damages against Home Office – Free Movement

‘A High Court judge has awarded the family member of an EU national a total of £136,048 in damages. The award consists of £76,578 for false imprisonment and £59,470 for breach of EU law. The Home Office is also criticised for having made “inaccurate and misleading” submissions to previous judges on multiple occasions and the damages include not just compensatory damages for lost earnings and distress but also special damages, aggravated damages and exemplary damages.’

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Free Movement, 30th March 2016

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Early guilty pleas: Justice for whom? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘New guidelines incentivising people accused of criminal offences in England and Wales to plead guilty as early as possible were proposed last week. While existing rules allow for a maximum one-third reduction in the sentence to those who plead guilty at the ‘first reasonable opportunity’, this benefit is now only available to those who plead guilty at their very first court hearing, with the available reduction falling on a steeper sliding scale thereafter.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th February 2016

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Transcript of the Lord Chief Justice’s Annual Press Conference 2015 – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, held his annual press conference on Tuesday, 17 November, 2015, at the Royal Courts of Justice.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 17th November 2015

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Judge overrules Theresa May and allows convicted terror prisoner to be freed – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2015 in appeals, bail, deportation, immigration, news, terrorism by sally

‘A man believed by police to pose a threat to the UK is to be released from prison after Theresa May lost a court case to keep him in jail until he can be deported.’

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The Independent, 25th July 2015

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Detained asylum seekers to be able to apply for bail – The Guardian

Posted June 30th, 2015 in appeals, asylum, bail, detention, immigration, news, statistics by sally

‘Hundreds of failed asylum seekers in immigration detention centres will be able to apply to be freed on bail, the Home Office is expected to confirm shortly.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2015

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B v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Regina (B) v Special Immigration Appeals Commission – WLR Daily

Posted May 21st, 2015 in appeals, bail, deportation, detention, immigration, law reports by sally

B v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Regina (B) v Special Immigration Appeals Commission [2015] EWCA Civ 445; [2015] WLR (D) 210

‘Where a person’s detention by the Home Secretary, purportedly made pursuant to paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 3 to the Immigration Act 1971 as amended, pending deportation was unlawful, or where a person not currently in detention could not lawfully be detained under that provision, bail could not be granted pursuant to paragraphs 22 and 29 of Schedule 2 to the 1971 Act, as amended.’

WLR Daily, 6th May 2015

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Court of Appeal: female prisoners released to bail hostels are not discriminated against – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 13th, 2015 in bail, news, prisons, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal recently grappled with Approved Premises for women in the case of Coll v Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWCA Civ 328. The appellant is serving a mandatory life sentence for murder and brought the challenge on the basis that women have been the subject unlawful sex discrimination as a result of the AP regime. It was argued it was both direct and indirect discrimination. In the High Court, Justice Cranston upheld a separate submission that the Secretary of State (SSJ) was in breach of its public sector equality duty (S.149 Equality Act 2010). This finding was not appealed by the SSJ in the Court of Appeal.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 12th May 2015

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Home Secretary announces time limits for police bail – Home Office

Posted March 25th, 2015 in bail, data protection, news, police, time limits by sally

‘Home Secretary’s announces range of measures in response to police bail consultation.’

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Home Office, 23rd March 2015

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Police bail time limit announced by home secretary – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2015 in bail, news, police, time limits by sally

‘Time limits on police bail in England and Wales have been announced by Home Secretary Theresa May.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2015

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Sex crime suspects deserve anonymity, MPs say – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2015 in anonymity, bail, news, rape by tracey

‘There should be a statutory ban on the identification of people who are arrested for sexual offences in England and Wales, a committee of MPs has said.’

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BBC news, 20th March 2015

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Baby P’s mother back in jail ‘for naked pictures’ – The Independent

Posted February 16th, 2015 in bail, internet, news, photography, pornography by sally

‘Baby P’s mother is back in prison after allegedly selling pornographic photographs of herself online.’

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The Independent, 15th February 2015

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Doctor accused of child rape in US overturns extradition bid – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 21st, 2015 in bail, children, doctors, extradition, fugitive offenders, human rights, news, rape by sally

‘British court rules extradition of 48-year-old Tobias Bowen would breach human rights because he faces an “indefinite” sentence if convicted of sex crimes in New York.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2015

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28-day police bail limit proposed for England and Wales – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2014 in bail, consultations, news, time limits by sally

‘The time people can be put on pre-charge police bail could be limited to 28 days, the home secretary has said.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2014

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Pre-charge bail: Everything you need to know about the campaign to close a ‘legal limbo’ loophole – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in bail, evidence, investigatory powers, news, police, time limits by sally

‘Former ministers, MPs and lawyers have signed a letter to The Telegraph demanding reform of the controversial pre-charge bail measure. Here’s what you need to know.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2014

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