Rape Myths – BBC Radio 4

Posted August 22nd, 2012 in news, public interest, rape by sally

“The law is clear, but still misunderstandings abound. Jenni Murray talks to Alison Saunders, head of the Crown Prosecution Service in London, and Lisa Longstaff, Project Coordinator of Women Against Rape.”


BBC Radio 4, 22nd August 2012

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Essex police failed woman murdered by her ex-partner, watchdog says – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2012 in domestic violence, murder, news, police by sally

“The police watchdog has found there was a ‘failure of systems’ in Essex police’s handling of a man who murdered his former partner and their two-year-old daughter, criticising a lack of adequate training, insufficient resources for domestic violence cases and ‘poor oversight’, in a report released on Wednesday.”

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2012

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Assange case: How is rape defined? – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2012 in consent, news, rape by sally

“George Galloway sparked outrage with his comments on the Julian Assange sexual assault allegations, but does the definition of rape vary significantly from country to country?”

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BBC News, 22nd August 2012

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Section 7(9) DPA is about privacy, not employment disputes – Panopticon

Posted August 22nd, 2012 in data protection, disclosure, electronic mail, employment, news, privacy by sally

“Disputes about subject access requests under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 only rarely make their way to the Higher Courts. The leading – and often bedevilling – case of Durant is, for example, now 9 years old. Given this scarcity of precedent from the High Court and Court of Appeal, up-to-date illustrations of the judiciary’s approach to the DPA are most usefully sought in County Court judgments – see for example Panopticon’s post on the case of Elliot v Lloyds TSB Bank from earlier this year.”

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Panopticon, 22nd August 2012

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Main jailed after neglected dog was forced to survive by eating other pet’s remains – The Independent

Posted August 22nd, 2012 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing by sally

“A man has been jailed after leaving two Jack Russell dogs to fend for themselves for more than a month, resulting in one starving to death and the other surviving by eating its remains, the RSPCA said.”

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The Independent, 21st August 2012

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Craig Murray’s Newsnight outburst: the law on anonymity should be tightened – Head of Legal

Posted August 22nd, 2012 in anonymity, media, news, rape, sexual offences, victims by sally

“Last night on the BBC’s Newsnight, Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, named one of the women whose evidence has led Swedish prosecutors to seek the extradition of Julian Assange.”

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Head of Legal, 21st August 2012

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Coventry man guilty of encouraging disorder during riots – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2012 in incitement, news, telecommunications, violent disorder by sally

“A man has been found guilty of encouraging disorder in Coventry during last summer’s riots across England.”

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BBC News, 21st August 2012

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RSPCA ‘Home for Life’ ads escape ban even though some pets are put down – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2012 in advertising, animals, complaints, news by sally

“An RSPCA ad campaign that offered to care for pets if their owner dies has escaped a ban, despite the charity admitting that almost one in five animals in the scheme are put down.”

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2012

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