Judges criticise police over ‘bizarre’ penis ID request – Daily Telegraph

‘Sex attacker Kelvyn Lester, 47, declined to take medication for erectile dysfunction so officers could photograph his penis for an identification procedure.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2014

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Voter proof of identity should be mandatory, says election watchdog – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2014 in elections, identification, identity fraud, news by sally

‘Voters should be required to show proof of identity at polling stations, the UK election watchdog has said in a report that has been welcomed by the government. The Electoral Commission has concluded that a further tightening of the rules is necessary to restore public confidence following fears of ballot-rigging. At present, voters do not need to produce ID or even a polling card to vote as long as they have registered and know their address.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2014

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Veils and ignorance: defendant not allowed to wear niqaab when giving evidence – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 19th, 2013 in courts, evidence, freedom of expression, human rights, identification, Islam, news, trials, women by sally

“The ruling by HHJ Murphy in Blackfriars Crown Court this Monday that a defendant in a criminal trial should not be allowed to wear a niqaab (face veil) whilst giving her evidence has prompted calls for a public debate about the wearing of face veils in public more generally. Adam Wagner has already commented on the case here. A summary and analysis of the decision follows below.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th September 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Analysis: The niqab judgement explained – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2013 in courts, identification, Islam, news, witnesses, women by sally

“Last week I blogged on a very modern multicultural dilemma at Blackfriars Crown Court – where a judge had to rule on whether a defendant could appear in the dock wearing a niqab, a type of Muslim veil that conceals the whole face, other than the eyes.”

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BBC News, 16th September 2013

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Veil exposes courtroom quandary – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2013 in courts, identification, Islam, news, pleadings, precedent, women by tracey

“Sitting in Blackfriars Crown Court in south London, I watched a very modern, multicultural dilemma. Back in August, a Muslim woman was due to appear, accused of intimidating a witness. The woman, whom the BBC isn’t naming for legal reasons, was expected to enter a plea. But Judge Peter Murphy said he could not hear that plea because he could not identify her: she was wearing a niqab, the type of black face covering worn by some Muslim women that only leaves their eyes visible.”

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BBC News, 12th September 2013

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Muslim woman must remove burka in court, judge insists – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 23rd, 2013 in courts, identification, Islam, news, women by sally

“A judge has refused to let a Muslim woman in a full-length burka enter a plea until she shows her face to the court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd August 2013

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Changes to the Immigration Rules – July 2013 – UK Border Agency

Posted June 12th, 2013 in families, identification, immigration, news, time limits, universities, visas by sally

“Today, Monday 10 June 2013, a number of minor changes to the Immigration Rules have been published which will come into force on 1 July 2013.”

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UK Border Agency, 10th June 2013

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Further action may be needed on voting fraud – watchdog – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2013 in elections, fraud, identification, news by sally

“Restrictions on postal voting and identity checks at polling stations may be needed to help crack down on fraud, the elections watchdog has said.”

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BBC News, 14th May 2013

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Former prison officer jailed for Jon Venables leak – Daily Telegraph

“A former prison officer has been jailed for selling information to a newspaper
on Jon Venables, one of Jamie Bulger’s killers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2013

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Google, Facebook and Twitter ordered to delete photos of James Bulger killers – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2013 in contempt of court, identification, injunctions, internet, media, news, photography, privacy by sally

“Google, Facebook and Twitter have been ordered by the police to remove photographs purporting to show one of James Bulger’s killers.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2013

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Attorney General probe over ‘Jon Venables picture’ published on Twitter – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2013 in anonymity, contempt of court, disclosure, identification, internet, news by sally

“A photograph posted on Twitter that may have exposed the new identity of James Bulger’s killer Jon Venables was on Wednesday night being investigated by the Attorney General’s office as a possible contempt of court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th February 2013

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B (Algeria) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) – Supreme Court

B (Algeria) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2013] UKSC 4 | UKSC 2011/0186 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 30th January 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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Ched Evans rape case: nine fined over naming of footballer’s victim – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in anonymity, fines, identification, internet, news, rape, victims by sally

“Nine people have been fined after admitting to revealing online the identity of a woman raped by the footballer Ched Evans.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2012

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Neilly v The Queen – WLR Daily

Neilly v The Queen [2012] UKPC 12; [2012] WLR (D) 144

“When a defendant in a criminal trial had not been put on an identification parade, the decision as to whether to allow a dock identification was a matter for the trial judge in the light of all the relevant circumstances. However where a dock identification was admitted in evidence the trial judge was required to give the jury careful directions as to the dangers of relying on that evidence, and to warn the jury of the disadvantages to the defendant of having been denied the opportunity of participating in an identification parade.”

WLR Daily, 10th May 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Tido v The Queen – WLR Daily

Posted June 20th, 2011 in admissibility, death penalty, evidence, identification, law reports, murder by sally

Tido v The Queen [2011] UKPC 16; [2011] WLR (D) 199

“A dock identification of a defendant was not inadmissible evidence per se. Nor was the admission of such evidence to be regarded as permissible in only the most exceptional circumstances.”

WLR Daily, 15th June 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

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Fingerprint identification evidence questioned by senior judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 19th, 2010 in evidence, fingerprints, identification, news by sally

“A senior judge has raised concerns over fingerprint evidence used in criminal trials, warning that it rests on ‘assumptions’ that have never been scientifically proven.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2010

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Election watchdog urges proof of ID for voters – The Independent

Posted July 27th, 2010 in elections, identification, news, reports by sally

“Ministers should consider requiring voters to produce proof of identity when they go to the polls, the official elections watchdog said today.”

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The Independent, 27th July 2010

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Family of rendition victim begins legal action against Government – The Independent

Posted April 16th, 2010 in disclosure, identification, news, rendition, terrorism by sally

“The family of a man secretly held by the Americans in an Afghanistan detention centre after his arrest by British forces six years ago has begun legal action against the UK Government to help secure his release.”

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The Independent, 16th April 2010

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Charity launches legal bid to name terror suspect – The Independent

Posted April 15th, 2010 in Afghanistan, disclosure, identification, news, rendition, terrorism by sally

“The charity Reprieve is today launching a legal battle to force the British Government to name a suspected terrorist who is being held in Afghanistan.”

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The Independent, 15th April 2010

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Jenkins murder claim is dismissed – BBC News

Posted August 26th, 2008 in identification, murder, news, police by sally

“Police have dismissed a claim by the former deputy head teacher Sion Jenkins that a ‘mystery man’ may have murdered his foster daughter Billie-Jo Jenkins.”

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BBC News, 26th August 2008

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