Court order prevents BBC from broadcasting film about riots – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2012 in BBC, injunctions, media, news, violent disorder by sally

“The BBC has pulled a film about the experiences of rioters during last summer’s disturbances just hours before it was due to be broadcast after a ruling from a judge. The film, due to be broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm on Monday, was a dramatisation based on the testimony of interviews conducted for the Guardian and London School of Economics research into the disorder.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2012


Father jailed for killing eight years after injuring baby – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2012 in assault, homicide, news, retrials, sentencing by sally

“A father has been jailed for two years for killing his daughter, who died nearly eight years after being injured as a baby.”

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BBC News, 16th July 2012


Anglo American: a right to sue in the UK as well as in South Africa? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 17th, 2012 in asbestos, company law, domicile, news, subsidiary companies by sally

“Back to the problem of when and where you can sue various members of a group of companies. In the Cape case (for which see my post), a parent company was held liable for failing to ensure that its subsidiary properly managed the risks posed by asbestos. In this case of Vava, the claimants wanted to sue a South African registered holding company (AASA) in the UK, on the basis that the real decisions were taken in the UK, and hence AASA were domiciled in the UK for purposes of suing them.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th June 2012


Command Papers –

Posted July 17th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica on the Exchange of Information with respect to Taxes and Tax Matters, Cm 8418 (PDF)

Swift and Sure Justice: The Government’s Plans for Reform of the Criminal Justice System, Cm 8388 (PDF)

Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union, Cm 8415 (PDF)

A Summary of Responses to the Cabinet Office’s Consultation Document “Introducing a Statutory Register of Lobbyists”, Cm 8412 (PDF)

Government responses on the Seventy Fifth, the Seventy Seventh, the Seventy Ninth to the Eighty First and the Eighty Third to the Eighty Eighth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts: Session 2010-12, Cm 8416 (PDF)

Science and Heritage: Response to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, Cm 8384 (PDF)