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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Was it lawful for UK forces to kill British Isis fighters in Syria? – The Guardian

Posted September 9th, 2015 in armed forces, international law, news, self-defence, terrorism by sally

‘On the facts as we know them, this unprecedented attack on British would-be terrorists appears to be within the law.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2015

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Who, What, Why: When is it legal to kill your own citizens? – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2015 in armed forces, international law, news, self-defence, terrorism, United Nations by sally

‘Two British jihadists from the Islamic State group were killed by a RAF drone strike in Syria. What’s the legal status of the attack?’

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BBC News, 8th September 2015

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Three convicted for axe killing of Paul Thrower – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2014 in homicide, murder, news, self-defence by sally

‘Three teenagers who killed a man with an axe and a knife when he confronted them for abusing his girlfriend on a west London estate have been convicted.’

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BBC News, 24th November 2014

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Regina (Duggan) v Her Majesty’s Assistant Deputy Coroner For the Northern District of Greater London and others – WLR Daily

Regina (Duggan) v Her Majesty’s Assistant Deputy Coroner For the Northern District of Greater London and others [2014] EWHC 3343 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 431

‘A conclusion of lawful killing made by a coroner’s court meant that a death was recognised as one that would amount to the crime of murder, manslaughter or infanticide but for the presence of an additional factor which justified it.’

WLR Daily, 14th October 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Mark Duggan’s family lose attempt to overturn inquest verdict – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2014 in appeals, coroners, inquests, jury directions, news, self-defence, unlawful killing by sally

‘The family of Mark Duggan have lost their attempt to overturn an inquest verdict that the police shooting of their loved one was a lawful killing.’

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The Guardian, 14th October 2014

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Gardener Andrew Woodhouse who beat thieves is cleared – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2014 in grievous bodily harm, news, self-defence, theft by sally

‘A gardener has been cleared of causing grievous bodily harm to thieves he caught red-handed raiding his business.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2014

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Asda car park death: Alan Watts guilty of manslaughter – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2013 in assault, homicide, news, parking, self-defence by sally

‘A man has been jailed for five years for punching and killing another man during a row over a disabled space in a supermarket car park.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2013

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Policeman guilty of punching man who spat in his mouth faces sentencing – The Independent

Posted September 23rd, 2013 in appeals, assault, news, police, restraint, self-defence, sentencing, transfer of prisoners by sally

“A police officer who has been found guilty of punching a suspect after he spat in his mouth will be sentenced today.”

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The Independent, 20th September 2013

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DJ cleared of manslaughter of man who had penis drawn on face – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2013 in assault, homicide, news, self-defence by sally

“A DJ has been cleared of the manslaughter of a man who died after waking up at a party and finding a penis drawn on his face.”

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The Guardian, 29th April 2013

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Use of force in self defence at the place of residence – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 29th, 2013 in burglary, circulars, criminal procedure, self-defence, trespass by tracey

“This circular describes the intended purpose of changes to the law on the use of force in self defence in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the Crime and Courts Bill and outlines the arrangements for their commencement.”

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Ministry of defence, 29th April 2013

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Crime and Courts Act 2013 – legislation.gov.uk

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Greater protection for homeowners – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 26th, 2013 in burglary, press releases, proportionality, self-defence by tracey

“Householders now have even greater protection from burglars as changes to the law on self defence have come into effect.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th April 2013

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Judge attacks ‘genius’ prosecutors after householder confronts yobs with knife – Daily Telegraph

“A senior judge demanded to know which ‘genius’ decided to charge a householder for holding knife while protecting his home despite none of the armed yobs being arrested.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2012

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Plan to allow ‘disproportionate force’ against burglars included in crime bill – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2012 in bills, burglary, news, prosecutions, self-defence by sally

“The justice secretary’s promise to give householders the right to deploy ‘disproportionate force’ in defending their homes will be incorporated into a parliamentary bill this week.”

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The Guardian, 25th November 2012

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Does the law protect burglary victims who fight back? – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2012 in burglary, homicide, news, proportionality, self-defence, victims by tracey

“What happens when a burglary victim fights back and kills an intruder? The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling wants to change the law, to ensure such home owners are treated as victims, not perpetrators of crime – but does the law really need changing?”

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BBC News, 22nd November 2012

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Chris Grayling’s self-defence plans greeted with dismay by lawyers – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2012 in burglary, news, self-defence by sally

“The new justice secretary’s announcement that he will let householders deploy ‘disproportionate’ force defending homes and families has been greeted by criminal lawyers with dismay.”

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The Guardian, 9th October 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: Self-defence – the law now and how it might change

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Serious sexual offenders to get ‘two strikes and you’re out’ life sentences – The Guardian

“A hardline ‘two strikes and you’re out’ automatic life sentence for serious sexual or violent offences will be brought into force shortly, the self-proclaimed ‘tough’ justice secretary, Chris Grayling, has told the Conservative party conference.”

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The Guardian, 9th October 2012

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Homeowners are given new rights to attack burglars – The Independent

Posted October 9th, 2012 in burglary, news, proportionality, self-defence by sally

“Householders who attack burglars will today be promised stronger legal protection by Chris Grayling, the new Justice Secretary.”

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The Independent, 9th October 2012

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Burglary is offence against person as well as property, says senior judge – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2012 in burglary, judges, news, self-defence by sally

“Britain’s senior judge has stressed that criminals who break into homes are committing offences against the person as well as offences against property.”

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The Guardian, 27th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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