‘Offensive’ nude scanner app ad shown during soap banned – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2014 in advertising, children, complaints, media, news, ombudsmen, women by sally

‘A TV advert for a “nude scanner” mobile phone app has been banned after it was shown during a prime-time show.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2014

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‘Petite’ firearms officer wins sex discrimination case because gun was too big for her hands – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2014 in appeals, firearms, news, police, sex discrimination, tribunals, women by sally

‘Victoria Wheatley, part of the armed unit which protects the Sellafield atomic complex, could not reach her weapon’s trigger’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2014

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Dennehy murder case: Why do women kill? – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2014 in murder, news, recidivists, women by sally

‘Two men have been found guilty of aiding triple murderer Joanna Dennehy. What makes her case so rare, and why do women kill?’

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BBC News, 12th February 2014

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Women bishops law: Church asked to back fast-track scheme – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2014 in Church of England, equality, news, women by tracey

‘The general synod will be asked to approve plans later which could see the first woman bishop in the Church of England appointed by Christmas. It will be asked to fast-track the revision of the latest proposals and to cut the time given to individual dioceses to consider them. That could lead to a final vote in July and legislation in November.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2014

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Bullying in armed forces on rise, MoD figures reveal – The Guardian

‘Shocking official figures reveal a surge in the incidence of bullying in the armed forces, with one in 10 military personnel claiming to have been the victim of “discrimination, harassment or bullying in a service environment” during the past year.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2014

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Handling of female asylum seekers ‘puts UK to shame’ – The Independent

Posted January 29th, 2014 in asylum, detention, human rights, immigration, news, rape, statistics, torture, women by sally

‘The hidden plight of women asylum seekers detained in Britain is exposed today as a major new report warns that female rape and torture victims are being locked up indefinitely, suffering from depression and being intimidated by male guards.’

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The Independent, 29th January 2014

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Lord Rennard cleared of sexually harassing Liberal Democrat women and says he wants his job back – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2014 in burden of proof, harassment, news, political parties, professional conduct, women by tracey

‘Lord Rennard has been cleared of sexually harassing Liberal Democrat party workers despite an independent review finding “broadly credible” evidence he “violated” the personal space of women.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th Janaury 2014

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One in 10 women have been forced into sex against their will, Lancet study says – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2013 in consent, news, rape, reports, women by tracey

‘One in 10 women in Britain admit they have been forced into having sex against their will, the most comprehensive survey of Britons’ sexual behaviour for decade reveals today, prompting a warning from researchers that sexual coercion may have become “normalised”. The findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) survey, which questioned 15,000 people aged 16 to 74, also show that the proportion of women saying they have been victims of sexual coercion is more than double that of those who say they have been victims of rape.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2013

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MoD pays out £100,000 to female RAF recruits injured from marching in step with the men – The Independent

Posted November 25th, 2013 in armed forces, compensation, news, personal injuries, women by tracey

‘Three female RAF recruits have each been given £100,000 by the Ministry of Defence after incurring injuries from marching in step with their male colleagues.’

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The Independent, 24th November 2013

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London slaves: the day they escaped suburban ‘jail’ after 30 years – Daily Telgraph

Posted November 22nd, 2013 in news, trafficking in human beings, women by tracey

‘It was, in the words of one charity boss, “just an ordinary house in an ordinary street”. Yet behind its doors, unbeknown to neighbours going about their daily lives, the elderly home owners were allegedly keeping three women as slaves in conditions that belonged to the pre-Victorian age.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2013

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Podcast 224: Dexter Dias QC on female genital mutilation and human rights – Charon QC

Posted November 21st, 2013 in barristers, crime, female genital mutilation, human rights, news, prisons, women by sally

“Dexter Dias QC talks to me about the legal and moral issues involved in female genital mutilation and the increasing prison population in the USA and UK.”

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Charon QC, 20th November 2013

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

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Dress Codes And Discrimination Claims – No. 5 Chambers

“Dress codes in the workplace are not uncommon. Most Employers have a certain standard of dress in the workplace, whether enforced through contractual terms or through customary practices. More recently, we have seen informal advice given by senior solicitors to new female recruits at Berwin Leighton. The advice was addressed specifically at women.”

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No. 5 Chambers, 7th November 2013

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High Court rejects benefit cap claims – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted November 19th, 2013 in benefits, families, news, social security, women by sally

“The High Court has rejected claims for a judicial review of the so-called ‘benefit cap’. Its judgment brings to an end – for the time being at least – speculation about the lawfulness of one of the Government’s most controversial welfare reforms and comes just months after the High Court rejected similar claims for a judicial review of the Social Sector Size Criteria, or so-called ‘bedroom tax’.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 6th November 2013

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Niqabs in the witness box: yes or no? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 8th, 2013 in criminal justice, freedom of expression, juries, news, witnesses, women by tracey

“Niqab-wearing defendants should be obliged to remove their veils before giving evidence say 90% of my colleagues in a poll conducted by the Bar Council for The Times (although personally I’d like to see what the participation rate was for that). Former justice secretary, Ken Clarke, agrees, likening wearing a full-face veil in the witness box to giving evidence ‘in a bag’. The Lord Chief Justice says that trial judges should be able to decide whether a defendant may give evidence wearing a face-veil or not, but promises to provide guidance.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 7th November 2013

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Lord Chief Justice: public should decide if Islamic veil should be allowed in court – Daily Telegraph

“The most senior judge in England and Wales says a public consultation will open on the ‘divisive’ subject soon.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2013

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Lord Chief Justice suggests using Skype and FaceTime in courts – The Independent

“Video-call technology such as Skype and FaceTime could be used to allow criminal defendants to take part in court hearings from home, the most senior judge in England and Wales has said. In his first press conference, the new Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, said the use of such applications could reduce the cost of hearings held in the run up to a trial.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2013

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Vicky Pryce: ‘Prison clearly does not work’ – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2013 in costs, families, news, prisons, women by michael

“Fresh from jail, the economist and author of Prisonomics explains why the system costs too much, locks up the wrong people and does not prevent reoffending.”

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The Guardian, 29th October 2013

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Ombudsman could rule on Church of England disputes – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2013 in Church of England, clergy, complaints, equality, news, ombudsmen, women by sally

“Church of England proposes setting up an ombudsman to handle complaints arising from the introduction of women bishops.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2013

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Jailed women will serve their sentences closer to home – The Independent

Posted October 25th, 2013 in imprisonment, news, prisons, rehabilitation, sentencing, women by sally

“Women prisoners will be held as close to their homes as possible and guaranteed help to return to the outside world under measures to be announced today to break the cycle of female offending.”

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The Independent, 25th October 2013

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Richard Cornes: 11-1 gender ratio Court’s Achilles Heel: Reporting of the Supreme Court’s start of the year press briefing – UK Constitutional Law Group

Posted October 16th, 2013 in diversity, human rights, Islam, media, news, Supreme Court, women by sally

“On October 2 at 10am, the United Kingdom Supreme Court held an hour long pre-term press-briefing to mark the opening of the Court’s fifth year. This blog looks not only at what was said by the Court, and asked by the journalists on the day, but also what was then reported.”

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 16th October 2013

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