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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Examination of child witnesses not in violation of Article 6 – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 5th, 2016 in children, cross-examination, human rights, news, witnesses by tracey

‘Mark William Patrick MacLennan v Her Majesty’s Advocate, [2015] HCJAC 128. The High Court has refused an appeal under Article 6 on the lack of effective cross-examination of child witness, but has provided interesting commentary on how such investigations could be better handled in future to meet Strasbourg standards.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd February 2016

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Unjust Kingdom: why legal aid cuts require action and innovation – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 3rd, 2016 in budgets, fees, human rights, legal aid, legal profession, legal representation, news by sally

‘In a debate, held on 10 December 2015 (Human Rights Day), Lord Howarth of Newport succinctly summarised the consequences of the legal aid cuts as a; “denial of access to justice, human suffering, failure to achieve the intended savings, and damage to the legal profession.”’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 2nd February 2016

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Preferring Burnip: Discrimination without justification – Nearly Legal

‘The Court of Appeal tackles the bedroom tax and discrimination again, and, a year on from MA & Ors, there is quite a difference.’

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Nearly Legal, 31st January 2016

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Heterosexual Civil Partnership Refusal Not A Human Rights Breach – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Steinfeld & Anor v The Secretary of State for Education [2016] EWHC 128 (Admin). The High Court has ruled in the case of Steinfeld and Keidan v Secretary of State for Education, a human rights challenge to the law of Civil Partnerships. Mrs Justice Andrews ruled that the current law does not breach the human rights of opposite-sex couples who cannot obtain a Civil Partnership.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st January 2016

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Fresh inquest may shed light on mystery Deepcut shootings – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2016 in armed forces, evidence, forensic science, human rights, inquests, inquiries, news, suicide by tracey

‘Independent inquiry into recruit Cheryl James’s death in 1995 is “milestone” in history of unexplained barracks deaths.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2016

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Wearing the veil in schools: the debate continues – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 28th, 2016 in education, freedom of expression, human rights, Islam, news by sally

‘Last week the Prime Minister entered into the debate on the wearing of veils by Muslim women in schools. This week, it is the turn of the Chief Inspector of Schools, Sir Michael Wilshire.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th January 2016

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Wearing the veil in schools: the debate continues – Education Law Blog

Posted January 27th, 2016 in education, human rights, Islam, news, school children, school exclusions, teachers by sally

‘Last week the Prime Minister entered into the debate on the wearing of veils by Muslim women in schools. This week, it is the turn of the Chief Inspector of Schools, Sir Michael Wilshire. The Chief Inspector has said that:

“The Prime Minister and Secretary of State are right to give their backing to schools and other institutions which insist on removing face coverings when it makes sense to do so.’

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Education Law Blog, 27th January 2016

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Can schools ban the veil? – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2016 in education, human rights, Islam, news, school children, school exclusions, teachers by sally

‘No-one knows how many adult women in the UK wear the full face covering known as the niqab.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2016

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UK Government tells High Court: Same-sex couples may be shut out of Article 14 – UK Human Rights Blog

‘On 19-20 January, the England and Wales High Court (Mrs. Justice Andrews) heard the judicial review of the ban on different-sex civil partnerships brought by Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan. It was argued on behalf of the supposedly LGBTI-friendly UK Government (represented by Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities) that the High Court should follow two anti-LGBTI decisions from 2006.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd Janaury 2016

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Pervert teaching assistant Martyn Minter takes case to European Court of Human Rights – Daily Telegraph

‘The sports coach – jailed for 18 months after filming young boys in changing rooms – launches human rights case over sex offender register ruling.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2016

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Doubts raised over UK government’s refusal to permit return to Chagos – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2016 in armed forces, Chagos Islands, documents, human rights, indigenous peoples, news by sally

‘For more than half a century the displaced people of the Chagos Islands have sought to return to their home, a collection of coral reefs in the Indian Ocean that constitutes one of the more far-flung outposts of the British empire.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2016

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Stop Powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 incompatible with Article 10 – UK Human Rights Blog

‘On Tuesday the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment on David Miranda’s detention under the Terrorism Act 2000 and, while upholding the lawfulness of the detention in the immediate case, ruled that the stop powers under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act lack sufficient legal safeguards to be in line with Article 10.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st January 2016

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Human rights groups condemn steep rise in UK arms sales to Saudis – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2016 in EC law, human rights, international law, news, Saudi Arabia, statistics, weapons by sally

‘More than £1bn worth of bombs, missiles and rockets were sold under government licence to Saudi Arabia over three months last summer, according to human rights groups.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2016

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Terrorism Act incompatible with human rights, court rules in David Miranda case – The Guardian

‘A key clause in the Terrorism Act 2000 is incompatible with the European convention on human rights, the master of the rolls, Lord Dyson, has declared as part of a court of appeal judgment.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2016

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Couple to begin court fight against ban on heterosexual civil partnerships – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2016 in bills, civil partnerships, human rights, marriage, news by sally

‘The legal ban on heterosexual couples entering into civil partnerships is to be challenged in the high court.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2015

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High Court: you can beat up a burglar without breaching their human rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 18th, 2016 in burglary, human rights, news, proportionality, self-defence by tracey

‘Householders can use a “disproportionate” level of force to protect themselves against intruders in their home, the High Court has confirmed in a landmark ruling.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2016

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Legal aid crackdown to protect troops from being sued – Daily Telegraph

‘ Human rights lawyers who have brought thousands of war crimes cases against British troops will see their taxpayer-funded legal aid cut, in a new assault on “ambulance chasing” law firms. David Cameron has ordered a crackdown after becoming “very concerned” at the boom in compensation claims and investigations against soldiers over incidents in Iraq and Afghanistan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2016

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ECHR not binding over legal costs appeal, rules judge – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 15th, 2016 in appeals, freedom of expression, human rights, media, news by sally

‘A costs judge has rejected an attempt by a newspaper group to avoid legal costs because an order infringed its right to freedom of expression.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th January 2016

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Surveillance of Internet usage in the workplace – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 15th, 2016 in dismissal, electronic mail, employment, human rights, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘In December 2015, the European Court of Human Rights, by 6 votes to 1, dismissed a Romanian national’s appeal against his employer’s decision to terminate his contract for using a professional Yahoo Messenger account to send personal messages to his fiancé and brother.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th January 2015

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