Woman to hear court ruling on her airport questioning – BBC News

“A Muslim woman who says she was stopped at an airport ‘without reasonable suspicion’ is awaiting a court ruling on whether her rights were breached.”

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BBC News, 28th August 2013

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Regina (Buckinghamshire County Council and others) v Secretary of State for Transport; Regina (HS2 Action Alliance Ltd) v Same; Regina (Heathrow Hub Ltd and another) v Same – WLR Daily

Regina (Buckinghamshire County Council and others) v Secretary of State for Transport; Regina (HS2 Action Alliance Ltd) v Same; Regina (Heathrow Hub Ltd and another) v Same [2013] EWCA Civ 920; [2013] WLR (D) 308

“The Government’s proposed strategy for the promotion, construction and operation of a new high speed rail network, as set out in a command paper and followed after consultation by an announcement of decisions and next steps, was not a plan or programme which set the framework for future development consent by the decision-maker (ie Parliament) so as to necessitate an environmental assessment within the scope of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive (Parliament and Council Directive 2001/42/EC).”

WLR Daily, 24th July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Airport expansion on ‘vital’ nature reserve to be challenged in court – The Independent

Posted May 29th, 2013 in airports, environmental protection, inquiries, news, nuclear power, planning by sally

“Controversial plans for a major extension to an airport which sits next to one of Britain’s most important nature reserves – as well as a nuclear power station – are to be challenged in court, it was announced today.”

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The Independent, 28th May 2013

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Salzburger Flughafen GmbH v Umweltsenat (Landesumweltanwaltschaft Salzburg and another intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted March 26th, 2013 in airports, appeals, EC law, environmental protection, law reports by sally

Salzburger Flughafen GmbH v Umweltsenat (Landesumweltanwaltschaft Salzburg and another intervening) (Case C-244/12); [2013] WLR (D) 115

“When a member state, pursuant to article 4(2)(b) of Council Directive 85/337/EEC, with regard to projects falling within the scope of the discretion under Annex II whether to carry out an environmental assessment (‘EA’), established a threshold which was incompatible with the obligations laid down in articles 2(1) and 4(3) of that directive, the provisions of articles 2(1) and 4(2)(a) and (3) of the directive had direct effect, which meant that the competent national authorities had to ensure that it was first examined whether the projects concerned were likely to have significant effects on the environment and, if so, that an assessment of those effects was then undertaken.”

WLR Daily, 21st March 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Leth v Republic of Austria – WLR Daily

Posted March 19th, 2013 in airports, compensation, EC law, environmental protection, housing, law reports by tracey

Leth v Republic of Austria: (Case C-420/11);   [2013] WLR (D)  106

“The effect which a development project had on the value of material assets was not a factor that an assessor had to take into account under article 3 of Council Directive 85/337/EEC of 27 June 1985 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, as amended (OJ 1985 L175, p 40, OJ 1997 L73, p 5, OJ 2003 L156, p17) when undertaking an environmental impact assessment. However, pecuniary damage, in so far as it was the direct economic consequence of the environmental effects of a project, was covered by the objective of protection of the environment pursued by the Directive.”

WLR Daily, 14th March 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

UK Border Agency defies MPs over deportation ‘reserves’ – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2013 in airports, deportation, human rights, immigration, news by sally

“The UK Border Agency is under attack for ignoring demands from a cross-party Commons committee and the chief inspector of prisons to stop its ‘inhumane’ treatment of some deportees.”

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The Guardian, 16th February 2013

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Civil Aviation Act 2012 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted December 21st, 2012 in airports, competition, legislation by tracey

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Airport to ditch ‘naked’ scanners – The Independent

Posted September 17th, 2012 in airports, news, privacy by sally

“Controversial ‘naked’ security scanners are to be ditched by airport bosses.”

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The Independent, 17th September 2012

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Twitter users “free to speak not what they ought to say, but what they feel” – UK Human Rights Blog

“The famous ‘Twitter joke’ conviction of Paul Chambers has been overturned on appeal, bringing welcome clarity to what is and what is not an offence of this type. On discovering a week before he was due to take a flight that the airport was closed due to adverse weather conditions, he tweeted that ‘I am blowing the airport sky high!!’ unless the situation was resolved by the time of his flight. He was convicted of sending a message of a ‘menacing character’, but has had the conviction quashed on appeal, on the basis that, as it was a joke, it was not of a menacing character.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th July 2012

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‘Twitter joke’ case only went ahead at insistence of DPP – The Guardian

“The director of public prosecutions (DPP) stopped his staff dropping the case against Paul Chambers, author of the ‘Twitter joke’ about blowing up Robin Hood airport in South Yorkshire, it has been claimed.”

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The Guardian, 29th July 2012

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Twitter joke trial became confrontation with judicial establishment – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2012 in airports, internet, news, threatening to destroy or damage property by sally

“Paul Chambers’s conviction shows the law’s difficulties in discriminating between tones of voice in emails, tweets and texts.”

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The Guardian, 27th July 2012

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Robin Hood Airport tweet bomb threat man wins case – BBC News

“A man found guilty of sending a menacing tweet threatening to blow up an airport has won a challenge against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2012

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Twitter joke case appeal judgment due – The Guardian

“A man found guilty of sending a menacing tweet after making a joke about blowing up an airport is to learn the outcome of his challenge against conviction.”

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The Guardian, 27th July 2012

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Grow Heathrow: Squatters lose court bid to stay – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2012 in airports, news, repossession, squatting by tracey

“A group of squatters who set up a community garden project on private land close to Heathrow Airport have failed in a court bid to stay.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2012

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Twitter joke trial: man who threatened to blow up airport wins fresh hearing – The Guardian

“A man who tweeted a joke threat to ‘blow up’ Robin Hood airport in South Yorkshire has lost his attempt to overturn the judgment – but will now be tried all over again.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2012

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UK Border Agency ‘detaining children in degrading conditions’ at Heathrow – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2012 in airports, children, detention, immigration, news, ombudsmen by sally

“The UK Border Agency is detaining children in ‘degrading and disgraceful’ conditions at Heathrow, according to an official watchdog.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2012

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Please stow your rights in the overhead compartment – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 9th, 2012 in airlines, airports, damages, disabled persons, human rights, news, treaties by sally

“If you need reminding of what it feels like when the candy-floss of human rights is abruptly snatched away, take a flight. Full body scanners and other security checks are nothing to the array of potential outrages awaiting passengers boarding an aircraft. Air passengers in general surrender their rights at the point of ticket purchase.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th February 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Ryanair demands £175m from BAA over Stansted charges – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2011 in airlines, airports, competition, news by tracey

“Ryanair is claiming a £175m rebate from BAA in an escalating row over airline charges at Stansted airport.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2011

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BAA must sell Stansted and one other airport – The Independent

Posted July 19th, 2011 in airports, competition, news by tracey

“Airport operator BAA must sell two of its UK airports, competition chiefs said today in a final ruling. BAA, which runs six UK airports including Heathrow, will have to sell Stansted followed by either Edinburgh or Glasgow airport, the Competition Commission (CC) said.”

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The Independent, 19th July 2011

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Air passenger data plans in US-EU agreement are illegal, say lawyers – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2011 in airports, data protection, EC law, illegality, news by sally

“The European commission’s own lawyers have warned that a joint US-European agreement to store the personal data, including credit card details, of millions of transatlantic air passengers for 15 years is unlawful.”

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The Guardian, 20th June 2011

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