Rendition to Libya an “act of state” and therefore non-justiciable – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Belhaj and another v Straw and Others [2013] EWHC 4111 (QB) 20 December 2013. The High Court has struck out claims against British establishment defendants for “unlawful rendition”. The doctrine of immunity attaching to an act of state is total bar to that such claims and is not limited by the gravity of the alleged violation of rights.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th January 2014

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Abdel Hakim Belhaj torture case may be heard in secret court – The Guardian

“One of the first cases to be heard by the government’s new generation of secret courts may be a claim brought by a Libyan dissident who was kidnapped along with his pregnant wife and flown to one of Muammar Gaddafi’s prisons.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2013

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Met police loses bid to overturn award to autistic teenager – The Guardian

“The court of appeal has rejected an attempt by the Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to overturn an award of £28,250 in damages to a severely autistic teenager who was put in handcuffs and leg restraints and held in a police van after jumping into a swimming pool.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2013

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Drug charity director sues after he is wrongly targeted by sniffer dogs – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 4th, 2009 in dogs, drug offences, news, stop and search, trespass to the person by sally

“A drugs charity director is suing British Transport Police after he was wrongly targeted by sniffer dogs at an Underground station.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2009

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Adorian v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – Times Law Reports

Posted February 23rd, 2009 in criminal procedure, news, trespass to the person by sally

Adorian v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Court of Appeal

“The requirement in section 329 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 that the court’s permission had to be obtained before a convicted offender could bring civil proceedings for trespass to the person was procedural and directory. Where such proceedings were brought without permission, the defect could be cured on application to the court.”

The Times,23rd February 2009

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Adorian v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – WLR Daily

Posted January 28th, 2009 in criminal procedure, law reports, trespass to the person by sally

Adorian v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2009] EWCA Civ 18; WLR (D) 23

“The requirement of s 329(2) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, that the court’s permission be obtained to bring civil proceedings for trespass to the person where the claimant had been convicted of an imprisonable offence committed on the same occasion as the alleged tort, was procedural and directory, and therefore proceedings brought without such permission were not void but could be cured on application to the court.”

WLR Daily, 26th January 2009

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Adorian v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – WLR Daily

Adorian v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2008] EWHC 1081 (QB); [2008] WLR (D) 158

Civil proceedings for trespass to the person commenced by a claimant who has been convicted in the United Kingdom of an imprisonable offence, committed on the same occasion as the alleged trespass, are not rendered a nullity by the claimant’s failure to seek the prior permission of the court as required by s 329(2) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.”

WLR Daily, 21st May 2008

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