Teacher’s human rights breached by unproven allegations disclosure – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 23rd, 2013 in criminal records, disclosure, human rights, news, police, teachers, vetting by sally

“The PE teacher has not worked for more than two years because the allegation remained on his record even though police investigated and took no action.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd April 2013

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The spanner of “human dignity” in the wheels of modern medicine – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 23rd, 2013 in EC law, embryology, news, patents by sally

“The EU bans the patenting of human embryos for commercial purposes. This ban is implemented in national law via the 1977 Patents Act. But what precisely is a ‘human embryo’ for the purposes of the Biotech Directive? Or, put another way, must the process involving embryonic stem cells be capable of developing into a human being, before the ban can bite?”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd April 2013

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Government will be mightily relieved at decision to uphold political ads ban – The Guardian

“The court’s decision turned on the judges’ assessment of what restrictions are necessary in a democratic society.”

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2013

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Judicial review controls unveiled – BBC News

Posted April 23rd, 2013 in civil justice, fees, immigration, judicial review, news, planning by sally

“Ministers are to unveil controls aimed at tackling judicial reviews in English courts that hold up building projects and delay immigration decisions.”

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BBC News, 23rd April 2013

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Government U-turn on defamation bill heralds libel reform victory – The Guardian

Posted April 23rd, 2013 in bills, defamation, news, whistleblowers by sally

“A three-year campaign to reform Britain’s ‘chilling’ libel laws is days away from victory after the government did a U-turn on a key proposal which would prevent companies using defamation laws to silence their critics.”

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2013

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15 trials and 42 court hearings adjourned as barristers boycott crown courts in protest at plans to slash legal aid bill – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2013 in barristers, Crown Court, demonstrations, industrial action, legal aid, news by sally

“More than 400 barristers boycotted crown courts in northern England today in what was described as the first militant action against Government plans to slash the criminal legal aid bill by millions.”

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The Independent, 22nd April 2013

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Rape conviction rate at an all-time high – The Guardian

“Conviction rates for rape and domestic violence cases have risen to an all time high, the director of public prosecutions (DPP) has revealed, amid criticism that too few cases are being brought to court.”

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2013

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