Discriminatory Denial of Peaceful Assembly in the UK – Oxford Human Rights Hub

‘In July 2020, the UN Human Rights Committee adopted General Comment No. 37 on the right to peaceful assembly, directing States to recognise the “intrinsic value” of the right, and to “promote an enabling environment for the exercise of the right to peaceful assembly without discrimination”. The Human Rights Committee also reaffirmed that, even in states of emergencies, states’ obligations to ensure non-discrimination remain: emergency measures must not discriminate either in their purpose or their effects.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 19th August 2021

Source: ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk

Police powers: detention and custody – House of Commons Library

Posted August 20th, 2021 in custody, detention, investigatory powers, mental health, news, parliament, police by sally

‘This Commons Library briefing paper describes police detention powers and outlines a recent history of their reform. It also describes the police custody estate.’

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House of Commons Library, 19th August 2021

Source: commonslibrary.parliament.uk

Police officer keeps job after sharing offensive George Floyd meme – The Guardian

‘A police officer who sent an offensive meme depicting the arrest of George Floyd to a WhatsApp group of colleagues has avoided losing his job.’

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The Guardian, August 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Cost of practising as a solicitor set to fall by 6.7% – Legal Futures

‘The cost of practising as a solicitor is to fall by 6.7% in the coming year, although it may have to rise in future once the Law Society sets a new reserves policy.’

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Legal Futures, 20th August 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Sentences for violent and sexual crimes fall sharply in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Average sentence lengths for violent and sexual offences in England and Wales fell steeply last year as the Covid pandemic also led to a huge slowdown in the number of people dealt with by the criminal justice system.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Harry Dunn: Civil damages deposition case postponed – BBC News

‘The deposition of Harry Dunn’s alleged killer has been postponed just days before it was due to take place.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

What Are Homeless People’s Rights To Belongings? – Each Other

Posted August 20th, 2021 in homelessness, housing, human rights, local government, news, theft by sally

‘Every day, thousands of people experiencing homelessness in the UK are met with exhausting challenges, but one that rarely gets much attention is the constant search for somewhere secure to store their belongings.’

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Each Other, 19th August 2021

Source: eachother.org.uk

Coroner in Plymouth gunman case requests review of weapons licensing – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2021 in coroners, firearms, inquests, licensing, mental health, murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘The coroner overseeing the case of the Plymouth gunman, Jake Davison, who killed his mother and four other people, has asked a watchdog to examine whether changes to weapons licensing have been made since a man shot dead three women in the north of England almost 10 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

UK sentencing guidelines for modern slavery offences published – OUT-LAW.com

‘The publication of new sentencing guidelines for modern slavery offences should bring home to UK businesses the continued focus on modern slavery by law enforcement bodies, a legal expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th August 2021

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Mother loses appeal over order that father should be informed of care proceedings – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 20th, 2021 in appeals, care orders, children, families, local government, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against an order that a child’s biological father should be informed of care proceedings concerning his daughter against the mother’s wishes.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th August 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Mental health crisis ends in cells for too many, snapshot suggests – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2021 in custody, detention, hospitals, mental health, news, police, statistics by sally

‘Up to 4,500 people in mental health crisis were unlawfully held in police custody in England and Wales in a year, previously unpublished data suggests.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted August 20th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

SI 2021/945 – The Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Commencement No. 11 and Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 20th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Chancery Division)

Lonsdale v Teasdale & Ors [2021] EWHC 2342 (Ch) (20 August 2021)

Amicus Finance Plc, Re [2021] EWHC 2340 (Ch) (19 August 2021)

Axnoller Events Ltd v Brake & Anor (Consequential matters) [2021] EWHC 2343 (Ch) (19 August 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Wozniak & Anor v Randall [2021] EWHC 2341 (QB) (19 August 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org