News focus: law and justice pledges – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The general election manifestos are in – here’s our quick-fire summary of their headline pledges on law and justice.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th April 2015

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Tower Hamlets London Borough Council v M and others – WLR Daily

Tower Hamlets London Borough Council v M and others [2015] EWHC 869 (Fam); [2015] WLR (D) 155

‘Since the removal of a passport, even on a temporary basis, was a very significant incursion into an individual’s freedom and personal autonomy such an order should not be made lightly and required the fullest unpartisan information to be put before the court. It had never to be forgotten that the court required a very high degree of candour on the part of all of those involved.’

WLR Daily, 27th March 2015

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Pham v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Open Society Justice Initiative intervening) – WLR Daily

Pham v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Open Society Justice Initiative intervening) [2015] UKSC 19; [2015] WLR (D) 166

‘The question whether a person was not considered as a national by a state under the operation of its law, with the effect that he would be stateless if deprived of British citizenship, was not necessarily to be decided solely by reference to the text of the nationality legislation of the state in question, and reference might also be made to the practice of the government, even if not subject to effective challenge in the courts.’

WLR Daily, 25th March 2015

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Judge sets out approach to cases where risk of children travelling to ISIS countries – Local Government Lawyer

‘A judge has set out a number of core principles relevant to cases where it is proposed to make young people at risk of travelling to ISIS countries, and particularly Syria, wards of the High Court and remove their passports.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th April 2015

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On fairness, elephants and principle – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 7th, 2015 in appeals, EC law, human rights, news, Supreme Court, terrorism by sally

‘Procedural fairness is a bit like an elephant. It is difficult to define in abstract, but you know a fair procedure when you see one. So Lawton LJ put it in Maxwell v Department of Trade [1974] QB 523, 539′

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UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd April 2015

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Warning over Islamic radicalisation in England’s prisons

Posted April 7th, 2015 in gangs, Islam, news, prisons, reports, terrorism by sally

‘Staff shortages are making it harder to tackle Islamic radicalisation in England’s prisons, the former head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office has warned.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2015

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Secret terror trial: two men jailed over bomb-making manual – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2015 in explosives, news, private hearings, retrials, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘One of the most secretive trials held in Britain since the second world war has ended with two men being jailed for possession of bomb-making manuals.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2015

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Erol Incedal trial evidence must remain secret, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2015 in evidence, media, news, private hearings, reporting restrictions, terrorism by sally

‘The bulk of the evidence in the UK’s first terror trial held mostly behind closed doors will remain secret forever, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2015

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Erol Incedal: Student to be sentenced for possessing bomb manual – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2015 in documents, explosives, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A law student cleared of plotting a terror attack is to be sentenced for possessing a bomb-making manual.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2015

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Woman given suspended sentence for funding jihadi boyfriend in Syria – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2015 in news, sentencing, terrorism, war, women by sally

‘An “immature and naive” young woman who was strung along by her jihadi boyfriend wept in court as she was told she would not go to prison for agreeing to send him money.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2015

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Secret trial: Six unanswered questions – BBC News

‘An important principle in the British legal system is that “not only must justice be done, it must also be seen to be done”.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2015

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Secret trial clears man of plotting to kill Tony Blair – The Independent

‘A British law student has been cleared of targeting Tony Blair and his wife Cherie as part of a terrorist plot, following the UK’s first secret terror case.’

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The Independent, 26th March 2015

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New sentencing measures to take effect next month – Ministry of Justice

‘A series of tougher sentencing measures, new criminal offences and a more balanced judicial review system will come into force when the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 takes effect on 13 April.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th March 2015

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Theresa May drops rules on ordering universities to ban extremist speakers – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in contempt of court, freedom of expression, news, terrorism, universities by sally

‘The home secretary, Theresa May, has been forced to drop new statutory rules under which ministers could order universities and colleges to ban external extremist speakers.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2015

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Teenager jailed for 22 years for plotting to copy Lee Rigby beheading – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in armed forces, Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A teenager who was arrested on a London street carrying a knife and hammer in his bag and said he was en route to behead a soldier has been jailed for 22 years.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2015

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Silhan Ozcelik: ‘Disgusting’ trial for young woman who tried to fight against Isis – The Independent

Posted March 13th, 2015 in news, prosecutions, terrorism by sally

‘A teenager has appeared in court after allegedly trying to join Kurdish fighters battling Isis in Syria, in the first prosecution of its kind in Britain.’

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The Independent, 12th March 2015

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New laws to stop jihadists and ‘jihadi brides’ leaving UK rushed through House – The Independent

Posted March 12th, 2015 in bills, news, terrorism, terrorism prevention & investigation measures by sally

‘New anti-terror laws aimed at stopping potential jihadists from travelling abroad were rushed through the House of Commons tonight.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2015

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Chemistry teacher planned to join Islamic State and commit multiple acts of murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2015 in news, proscribed organisations, teachers, terrorism by tracey

‘Jamshed Javeed is awaiting sentencing after admitting two counts of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2015

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Access all areas? – New Law Journal

‘Overriding lawyer-client & confidential communications is incompatible with the rule of law, as Nicholas Griffin QC, Robert O’Sullivan QC & Gordon Nardell QC explain.’

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New Law Journal, 27th February 2015

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David Cameron orders new inquiry into treatment of Lee Rigby murderer – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2015 in armed forces, inquiries, intelligence services, murder, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The prime minister has ordered a new inquiry into claims the security services may have been complicit in the ill treatment of Michael Adebolajo, who went on to butcher a British soldier in a London street, it has emerged. The inquiry will be conducted by the intelligence services commissioner, Sir Mark Waller, an independent watchdog over the security services.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2015

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