Bush and Blair’s pre-Iraq conversation must be disclosed, tribunal rules – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in disclosure, freedom of information, news, telecommunications, tribunals by sally

“Extracts of a phone conversation between Tony Blair and George Bush a few days before the invasion of Iraq must be disclosed, a tribunal has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2012

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Pssst… no secret hearings in naturalisation cases – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in closed material, immigration, news, private hearings by sally

“Secrecy and secret justice are rarely out of the public eye. The Queen’s speech included plans to allow secret hearings in civil claims, at a time when their use is highly controversial. The government argues they are necessary to safeguard national security. Civil liberties groups and even the Special Advocates who help administer them, regard them as a bar to real justice and fair hearings.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd May 2012

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Parents face jail sentence for forcing 11-year-old son to live in coal bunker – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in child cruelty, child neglect, news by sally

“A mother and stepfather who forced their 11-year-old son to live in a filthy converted coal bunker for a year are facing a prison sentence after admitting a charge of cruelty by willful neglect.”

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The Guardian,21st May 2012

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Anemometers and wind farms once more: PINS now win the day – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in appeals, disclosure, energy, inquiries, news, planning, tribunals by sally

“I have previously posted on the decision leading to this successful appeal by the Planning Inspectorate, against an order that they produce their legal advice concerning a planning appeal. The decision of the First-Tier Tribunal in favour of disclosure was reversed by a strong Upper Tribunal, chaired by Carnwath LJ in his last outing before going to the Supreme Court. So the upshot is that PINS can retain whatever advice which led them to refuse this request for a public inquiry in a locally controversial case.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd May 2012

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Addison Lee boss could face prosecution for bus lane instruction – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in competition, news, road traffic, taxis, transport by sally

“The head of one of the UK’s biggest cab companies, Addison Lee, faces possible prosecution for instructing his drivers to ignore the law and use bus lanes in London.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2012

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Chief coroner of England and Wales to be appointed – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in coroners, judges, news by sally

“The first chief coroner of England and Wales – tasked with setting new guidelines for coroners – will be appointed later.”

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BBC News, 22nd May 2012

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Theresa May to press ahead with tougher antisocial behaviour laws – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in ASBOs, news, police, victims by sally

“Tensions within the coalition are believed to have delayed the introduction of a more ‘punitive’ regime to tackle antisocial behaviour and replace Labour’s discredited asbos.”

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2012

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Asbo replacements ‘won’t work’, says Criminal Justice Alliance – The Independent

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in ASBOs, news, police, victims by sally

“A new community trigger to force police to investigate any incident of anti-social behaviour reported by at least five people will do little to tackle the problem in the long term, campaigners said today.”

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The Independent, 22nd May 2012

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Convention should not be a basis for demanding unnecessary public inquiries – Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in appeals, children, human rights, inquiries, news, treaties by sally

“The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the Secretary of State acted lawfully in not ordering independent inquiry into a 2009 protest at an Immigration Detention Centre.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st May 2012

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Bournemouth man convicted of strangling girlfriend in jealous rage – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in murder, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

“A wealthy jeweller’s son has been found guilty of murdering his 17-year-old girlfriend in a jealous rage.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2012

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Mother convicted of manslaughter – The Independent

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in homicide, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

“A mother has been found guilty of having her 13-year-old daughter’s boyfriend fatally attacked and then persuading her to take the blame.”

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The Independent, 21st May 2012

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Torture victims held in UK immigration detention centres launch legal action – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in detention, false imprisonment, immigration, news, torture, victims by sally

“Torture victims who have been held in British immigration detention centres are to launch a high court legal challenge for false imprisonment against the UK Border Agency.”

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2012

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Employees must be part of a “deliberate” grouping to transfer under TUPE, tribunal says – OUT-LAW.com

“Individuals who spend all their time working for a single client will not necessarily form part of an ‘organised grouping of employees’ whose employment will transfer under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) Regulations when their work is taken back in-house, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st May 2012

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