Soviet dissident sues Crown Prosecution Service, alleging libel – The Guardian

‘The veteran Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky is suing the Crown Prosecution Service for libel over a statement it issued in April announcing that he was being charged with child pornography offences.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2015

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Six appeal against convictions linked to Mazher Mahmood’s stories – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2015 in appeals, Crown Prosecution Service, evidence, news, perjury by sally

‘Six people caught in sting operations by the former News of the World investigations editor, Mazher Mahmood, are seeking leave to appeal against convictions resulting from stories about them in the newspaper.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2015

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Prosecutors continue to tackle revenge porn across the country – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 25-year-old man from Kidderminster has today, 13th August, been sentenced to a 12 month community order, handed a fine and ordered to pay costs, as prosecutors continue to tackle revenge porn across England and Wales using the new legislation.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th August 2015

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CPS goes on hiring spree to deal with complex cases – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 13th, 2015 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, sexual offences, solicitors by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has begun a major recruitment drive to deal with an “exceptional” growth in complex cases.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 11th August 2015

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Lord Janner child sex abuse charges: Making peer attend court would breach his human rights, lawyers argue – The Independent

‘Lord Janner should not appear in court to answer charges of child sex abuse because it would be a breach of his human rights, his lawyer has argued.’

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The Independent, 11th August 2015

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Royal Household will fall in sights of £100m child sex abuse inquiry – Daily Telegraph

‘The child sex abuse inquiry is set to last five years and cost up to £100 million, it has been confirmed, as it emerged the Royal Household will not be exempt from scrutiny over paedophile allegations.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2015

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Secret prosecution of terrorism suspect raises ‘difficult constitutional issues’ – The Guardian

‘The decisions that led to a terrorism suspect being prosecuted in conditions of almost unprecedented secrecy raise “really difficult constitutional issues” about the independence of prosecutors from government, the head of the judiciary in England and Wales warned on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2015

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Greville Janner case: Alison Saunders faces calls to publish secret papers – Daily Telegraph

‘Alleged child abuse victims and MPs say independent review of bungled case must be made public.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th June 2015

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The Lord Janner U-turn is the CPS’s own fault – The Guardian

‘Between the independent reviewer and the DPP there’s no disagreement on facts, but ultimately it’s highly unlikely Janner will appear in court.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2015

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Lord Janner: DPP Alison Saunders was wrong not to bring charges against peer, lawyer rules – The Independent

‘Accusations that Greville Janner, the former Labour MP, sexually abused a number of children are to be tested in court after an independent lawyer ruled the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was wrong not to bring charges.’

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The Independent, 28th June 2015

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Alison Saunders: My Lord Janner decision could be reversed – Daily Telegraph

‘Director of Public Prosecutions suggests she will accept the outcome of a review if her decision not to prosecute the Labour peer is overruled’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th June 2015

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Jean Charles de Menezes: European court to hear human rights challenge – The Guardian

‘The family of Jean Charles de Menezes will challenge the decision not to bring charges over his death at the European court of human rights (ECHR) on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2015

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Rape victims failed by under-resourced police and prosecutors, report finds – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, rape, reports, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Rape victims are being failed by a lack of resources among police and prosecutors, a new report has found.’

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2015

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CPS delays take police off frontline, says report – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 28th, 2015 in Crown Prosecution Service, delay, news, police, prosecutions, reports by sally

‘Official study by watchdog finds series of failings with the way police and prosecutors deal with charging criminals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th May 2015

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Prosecutors examining claims that police spied on sister after death of her brother – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are examining allegations that police improperly monitored the sister of a former paratrooper who died on the floor of a police station.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2015

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Child sex abuse live streams loophole to be closed – BBC News

‘The UK’s government aims to tackle the spread of child sexual abuse imagery online by closing a legal loophole.’

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BBC News, 27th May 2015

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Victims of disability hate crime are still being let down, report claims – The Guardian

‘Victims of disability hate crimes are being failed by police, prosecutors and the probation service, according to a report by inspectors.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2015

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Syrian asylum seekers successfully appeal UK convictions – BBC News

‘Two Syrian asylum seekers who were jailed for arriving in the UK without passports, have successfully appealed against their convictions.’

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BBC News, 7th May 2015

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Lord Janner’s alleged victims seek formal review of DPP decision – The Guardian

‘A group of people who say they were abused by Lord Janner are seeking a formal review of the decision not to prosecute the former Labour MP following child sex abuse claims.’
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The Guardian, 28th April 2015

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Operation Elveden: 13th Century Justice – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Operation Elveden was prompted by the Leveson Inquiry – evidence heard at the Inquiry suggested there was a culture of tabloid newspapers paying public officials for stories. At a time when the tabloid press was being vilified for intruding in people’s private lives through phone hacking, this was seen as further evidence of out-of- control journalists, ignoring the law for their own gain.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 24th April 2015

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