Binning the smoke alarm: Why repealing the Human Rights Act would be the biggest mistake of a generation – Doughty Street Chambers

‘Following plans announced at the Conservative Party’s recent conference to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights, Harriet Johnson reminds us why we signed it in the first place, and underlines why it remains such an important safeguard over half a century later.’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 3rd October 2014

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ICC to examine claims that British troops carried out war crimes in Iraq – The Guardian

‘Allegations that British troops were responsible for a series of war crimes after the invasion of Iraq are to be examined by the international criminal court (ICC) at The Hague, the specialist tribunal has announced.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2014

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Warning over number of war crime suspects living in UK – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2014 in immigration, news, statistics, war crimes by sally

‘Official figures may significantly underestimate the number of suspected war criminals living in the UK, the ex-head of the Border Force has warned.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2014

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Suspected foreign war criminals ‘able to stay in UK’ – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2014 in asylum, deportation, human rights, news, war crimes by sally

‘Forty-nine people suspected of genocide, torture or other serious crimes abroad are living in the UK despite being priority cases for deportation, figures reveal.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2014

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War Crimes, Annoyance Injunctions, and the Whole Life Tariff Saga – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 14th, 2014 in armed forces, bills, human rights, injunctions, news, sentencing, war crimes by tracey

‘This week, the International Criminal Court has received a dossier detailing the UK’s involvement in abuse in Iraq. Meanwhile, the House of Lords has put up a fight over the so-called “annoyance injunctions”, while the Government has sought to find a solution to the European Court of Human Rights’ ruling on whole life tariffs.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th January 2014

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Pressure grows for inquiry into UK role in Iraq ‘war crimes’ – The Independent

‘Legal experts from around the world are to join calls for an investigation into whether British politicians and senior military figures should be prosecuted for alleged war crimes in Iraq.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2014

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War criminal Charles Taylor to serve 50-year sentence in British prison – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2013 in imprisonment, news, sentencing, United Nations, war crimes by sally

“Charles Taylor, the convicted former Liberian president, will serve his 50-year sentence for war crimes in a British prison, the ministry of justice has confirmed.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2013

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100 suspected war criminals living in Britain – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2013 in asylum, immigration, news, visas, war crimes by sally

“Around 100 suspected war criminals applied for UK citizenship last year, many of whom are thought to have been living in Britain for years, it has emerged.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2013

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Independent ordered to pay damages for Nazi war criminal error – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2013 in damages, media, news, photography, war crimes by sally

“A Croatian actor has accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages over an article in the Independent which wrongly identified him as a Nazi war criminal.”

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2013

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Legal Process as a Tool to Rewrite History – Law, Politics and History – Gresham College Lecture

Posted February 14th, 2013 in international courts, international relations, news, war, war crimes by sally

“Trials at the ICTY concerned political violence and criminality that resulted from disintegration of a federation from which seven new successors states were formed. That process has been defined as a ‘clash of state projects’, where violence happened in areas claimed by two or more parties, or an aspiring state. The war crimes trials at the ICTY that resulted from overlapping territorial claims in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo produced a huge record of trial evidence. Problems in the very small state of Kosovo may be seen as the beginning of the violent process of disintegration, now known loosely as the Balkan wars of the 1990s. The conflict in Kosovo of 1998-9 may be seen as the end of those wars. Kosovo now seeks global recognition as an independent state but faces opposition both as to its international legal entitlements and as to how its history in the conflict should be viewed.”

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Lecture by Professor Sir Geoffrey Nice QC

Gresham College, 13th February 2013

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The end of Slobodan Milošević – Gresham College Lecture

Posted October 5th, 2012 in crimes against humanity, genocide, international courts, lectures, war crimes by tracey

“Slobodan Milošević died a few months before the end of his trial.  There were no closing arguments and there was no judgment by the judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia – the ICTY. Sir Geoffrey Nice had been preparing closing arguments as the case proceeded and will explain what some of them were.”

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Lecture by Sir Geoffrey Nice

Gresham College, 2nd October 2012

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Inquiries tipped to reach £100m to remove ‘war crime’ stain from reputation of British forces – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 28th, 2012 in armed forces, costs, inquiries, news, war crimes by tracey

“Three inquiries into alleged ‘war crimes’ by British soldiers are   projected to cost £100 million.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th August 2012

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Terror watchdog warns of wave of compensation claims over drone strikes – Daily Telegraph

“Britain is facing a wave of compensation claims for allegedly helping the US target drones strikes abroad, the terror watchdog warned yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th June 2012

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Court case over drone strike ‘could force Britain to reveal intelligence exchanges with US’ – Daily Telegraph

“A court action brought by a Pakistani student whose father was killed in a suspected US missile strike last year could force Britain to reveal whether it gives America intelligence for drone attacks on terrorist suspects.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th May 2012

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200 war criminals identified by Britain but only three deported – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 9th, 2012 in deportation, news, war crimes by sally

“Hundreds of suspected war criminals have tried to settle in Britain in recent years but only a dozen have been banned from the country and some have been allowed to stay on human rights grounds.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th May 2012

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GCHQ civilian staff face war crimes charge over drone strikes in Pakistan – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2012 in armed forces, intelligence services, international law, news, war crimes by sally

“Civilian staff at GCHQ risk being prosecuted for war crimes as a result of a legal action being launched tomorrow over the alleged use of British intelligence in the CIA’s ‘targeted killing’ programme.”

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The Guardian, 11th March 2012

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‘War criminal’ Joseph Lissa wins right to stay in Britain – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2012 in asylum, children, deportation, human rights, news, war crimes by sally

“A man branded a war criminal by a judge has been allowed to stay in Britain because of his human rights.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2012

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Man accused of involvement in war crimes wins human rights claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2012 in deportation, human rights, news, war crimes by sally

“A man accused of being complicit in war crimes in the former Yugoslavia has been allowed to stay in Britain on the grounds of human rights.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th February 2012

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Tzipi Livni spared war crime arrest threat – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2011 in diplomats, news, prosecutions, war crimes by sally

“The Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni has avoided the possibility of prosecution in a British court for war crimes after the Foreign Office declared that she enjoys temporary diplomatic immunity.”

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The Guardian, 6th October 2011

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DPP’s power to block war crimes arrests is in the public interest – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2011 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, public interest, war crimes by sally

“The director of public prosecutions has disclosed how he proposes to use unique new powers enabling him to block the arrest of visiting foreigners accused of war crimes abroad.”

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The Guardian, 26th January 2011

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