MPs to debate motion declaring Tony Blair in ‘contempt’ of parliament in September – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2016 in deceit, Iraq, news, parliament, reports, war by tracey

‘MPs are to debate a motion on whether to declare Tony Blair in “contempt” of Parliament because of his role in the Iraq War.’

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The Independent, 20th July 2016

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Chilcot report: Iraq war families crowdfund legal costs – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2016 in costs, families, Iraq, legal services, news, reports, war by sally

‘Families of some of the British troops killed in Iraq have launched a public crowdfunding appeal to pay for lawyers to potentially sue those responsible.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2016

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New law to recoup crime money needed, say MPs – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2016 in confiscation, news, proceeds of crime, reports, select committees by tracey

‘It should be a separate criminal offence to refuse to hand over money and assets derived from crime, a group of MPs has said. The system for enforcing confiscation orders imposed by the courts is not working, a report by the Home Affairs Select Committee added.’

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Home Affairs select committee press release

BBC News, 15th July 2016

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Bar regulator to address unfair treatment of women at the Bar – Bar Standards Board

Posted July 14th, 2016 in barristers, equality, press releases, reports, women by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board will be writing to every multi-tenant chambers across the country to seek their help in improving compliance with the Equality Rules, following the BSB’s recent survey of women at the Bar.’

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Bar Standards Board, 12th July 2016

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Church of England apologises for abuses at Kent children’s home – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2016 in care homes, child abuse, children, Church of England, news, reports by tracey

‘The Church of England has offered a “whole-hearted apology” to hundreds of emotionally disturbed adolescent girls placed at a church-run children’s home where residents were drugged, locked up and physically and sexually abused over a 20-year period.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2016

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Sheryn Omeri considers the Chilcot Report and its implications for Blair and victims of war in Iraq – Cloisters

‘At 11am on 6 July 2016, the report of the 7-year-long Iraq Inquiry was released.’

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Cloisters, 11th July 2016

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Almost half of female barristers have experienced discrimination, major report finds

Posted July 12th, 2016 in barristers, harassment, news, reports, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Almost half of female barristers (45%) have experienced discrimination at work and 40% have experienced harassment, a major report by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has found.’

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Legal Futures, 12th July 2016

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Evidence concern over race review in criminal justice – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 12th, 2016 in criminal justice, evidence, news, race discrimination, racism, reports by sally

‘A government-sponsored review of possible racial bias in the criminal justice system must not be jeopardised by evidential shortcomings, the Bar Council and Criminal Bar Association have said.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 11th July 2016

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Report highlights ‘same failings’ in fight against fraud 10 years on – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 11th, 2016 in fraud, news, reports by sally

‘Official action to tackle fraud, and public knowledge of the biggest threats, remains patchy a decade on from a government-backed review, according to a new report.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th July 2016

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We ignored the rule of law – the result was Iraq – The Guardian

‘By acting in defiance of the UN charter, as I warned when I was a Foreign Office lawyer in 2003, we put our reputation at risk. So it has proved.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2016

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Chilcot’s lessons on going to war must be enshrined in law – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2016 in constitutional reform, Iraq, news, parliament, reports, war, weapons by sally

‘A robust and agreed framework should be followed by future cabinets before decisions on military action are taken.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2016

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New tough charity regulator to name and shame bullying ‘chuggers’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 7th, 2016 in charities, codes of practice, news, regulations, reports by sally

‘Charity fundraisers who harass the elderly and shoppers in street will be “named and shamed” by a tougher new regulator to be launched today.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th July 2016

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Identity fraud up by 57% as thieves target social media – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2016 in identity fraud, internet, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘The number of victims of identity theft rose by 57% last year, figures from fraud prevention service Cifas suggest.’

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BBC News, 5th July 2016

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The Iraq War’s hard lessons – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2016 in armed forces, Iraq, news, reports, war by sally

‘Sir John Chilcot’s long overdue, and extremely lengthy report, has the unenviable task of drawing a line under the deeply unpopular Iraq War.’

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BBC News, 5th July 2016

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House of Lords Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee report: government response – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted July 1st, 2016 in reports, select committees, sexual offences, war, war crimes by tracey

‘The government has now published its response to the report from the House of Lords Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict.’

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official-documents.gov.uk, 30th June 2016

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Sex work must be decriminalised, government report warns – The Independent

Posted July 1st, 2016 in prostitution, reports, select committees by tracey

‘The Home Affairs select committee has suggested it is the best way to promote sex workers’ safety.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2016

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Form and Accessibility of the Law Applicable in Wales – official-documents.gov.uk

‘This is the Law Commission’s final report on the form and accessibility of the law applicable in Wales.’

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official-documents.gov.uk, 30th June 2016

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Government austerity policy a breach of international human rights, says UN report- The Independent

Posted June 30th, 2016 in human rights, immigration, news, reports, taxation, United Nations by tracey

‘The British Government’s austerity policies are a breach of international human rights, a new report by the UN has warned.’

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The Independent, 29th June 2016

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Every children’s intensive care unit to be probed amid crowding fears – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 30th, 2016 in children, complaints, hospitals, inquiries, news, reports by tracey

‘The NHS is to review every children’s intensive care unit in the country amid concern that services are struggling to cope. An investigation into a string of deaths in Bristol Royal Hospital for Children has warned of risks that “heavy strains” are being placed on families because England’s 27 units are overstretched.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th June 2016

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If the Chilcot report finds the Iraq invasion violated the UN Charter, what are the consequences? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 28th, 2016 in inquiries, international courts, Iraq, news, reports, treaties, United Nations, war by sally

‘The Chilcot report, when published next month, will surely criticise some of those responsible for launching the Iraq war on 20 March 2003 and for the suffering and damage which it caused. Lawyers are certainly already mulling over the prospect of litigation, criminal as well as civil.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 27th June 2016

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