What’s in a name? High Court considers anonymity order in sensitive claim – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Claimant became pregnant in 2012 but, tragically, the baby died in utero and was stillborn in May 2013. The Claimant claimed damages to represent the loss of the pregnancy and also for a psychiatric injury which she suffered due to the stillbirth.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th March 2019

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R (X) v General Medical Council General Medical Council v X – Blackstone Chambers

‘The Administrative Court has handed down judgment in the case of Dr X which raises important issues about the extent to which a regulator may have to modify its usual publication procedures for reporting disciplinary outcomes where the practitioner claims that publication would expose him or her to a real and immediate risk of death.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 11th March 2019

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Tina Malone: Shameless star avoids jail after revealing James Bulger killer Jon Venables’ new identity – The Independent

‘Shameless star Tina Malone has avoided going to jail after she admitted to breaching an injunction that protected the identity of James Bulger killer Jon Venables by sharing a post on social media.’

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The Independent, 13th March 2019

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The President’s guidance on anonymisation in published judgments – Transparency Project

‘On 7 December 2018, Sir Andrew McFarlane, the President of the Family Division, issued some practice guidance to judges entitled Practice Guidance: anonymisation and avoidance of the identification of children and the treatment of explicit descriptions of the sexual abuse of children in judgments intended for the public arena(see January [2019] Fam Law 68). In it, he refers to a report written by Julia Brophy and published by the Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC) in July 2016 (J Brophy, Anonymisation and avoidance of the identification of children and the treatment of explicit descriptions of the sexual abuse of children in judgments intended for the public arena: judicial guidance, available on the ALC and Nuffield Foundation websites).’

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Transparency Project, 12th March 2019

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Reporting restrictions and the James Bulger murder – David Burrows – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 8th, 2019 in anonymity, murder, news, reporting restrictions by sally

‘In February 1993, two-year-old James Bulger was abducted, tortured and then murdered by two 10-year-olds, Jon Venables (JV) and Robert Thompson. As Sir Andrew McFarlane P says in the opening words of Venables & Anor v News Group Papers Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 494 (Fam) (4 March 2019): ‘The family of young James Bulger were and are deserving of the greatest sympathy as the indirect victims of this most horrific crime.’ It was James’s father and his uncle who brought the question of publicity – or not – for JV back to court.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th March 2019

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Is social media harming our criminal justice system? – Attorney General’s Office

‘Publication of the government’s response to its Call for Evidence on the impact of social media on the administration of justice.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 5th March 2019

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The decision not to lift Jon Venables’ anonymity order shows judges will not give in to the internet -The Independent

Posted March 5th, 2019 in anonymity, children, injunctions, judges, judiciary, murder, news by tracey

‘ames Bulger’s killers may evoke little sympathy but, as Will Gore explains, they remain vulnerable to being killed themselves if their new identities become widely known.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2019

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James Bulger: Father of murdered toddler in legal bid to reveal more details about killer’s new life – The Independent

‘The father and uncle of murdered toddler James Bulger have begun a legal battle for information about one of the killers, Jon Venables, to be made public.’

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The Independent, 26th February 2019

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Tina Malone summonsed over Bulger killer Venables ID case – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2019 in anonymity, contempt of court, identification, internet, murder, news by tracey

‘Actress Tina Malone is facing contempt of court proceedings over a social media post allegedly showing images of James Bulger killer Jon Venables.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2019

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Anonymisation Guidance – a curtain of secrecy? – Transparency Project

‘The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew MacFarlane issued some guidance last week on the anonymisation of published judgments in family court cases.’

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Transparency Project, 10th December 2018

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President issues guidance on anonymisation in Family Court judgments – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 10th, 2018 in anonymity, family courts, news by sally

‘The President of the Family Division has issued guidance on two aspects of anonymisation and the avoidance of identification of children in judgments placed in the public arena.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th December 2018

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Westminster paedophile accuser ‘Nick’ identified as judge lifts legal restriction – The Independent

‘The man known as “Nick” whose allegations sparked the Westminster sex abuse probe can be identified after a judge lifted a legal restriction.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2018

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Birmingham pub bombing inquests: Suspects will not be named – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2018 in anonymity, appeals, explosives, inquests, news by tracey

‘Suspects in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings will not be named at fresh inquests, the appeal court has ruled. Coroner Sir Peter Thornton challenged an earlier High Court decision to allow evidence about alleged suspects to be included in the inquest hearings. Judges at the Court of Appeal have now ruled in the coroner’s favour.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2018

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Anonymous LiP ordered to identify himself – nine months into action – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A litigant in person who is trying to sue web giant Google in the High Court has successfully concealed his identity from court staff and the defendant – as well as the judge – for more than nine months, it has emerged.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th August 2018

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BBC’s Panorama broke Ofcom rules by naming ‘anonymous’ teenager – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2018 in anonymity, BBC, media, news, secure training centres, young persons by sally

‘The BBC’s Panorama broke broadcasting rules by mistakenly revealing the first name of a teenager who was meant to be anonymous, TV watchdog Ofcom has said.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2018

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Judge names five teenagers guilty of torturing and killing rival – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2018 in anonymity, gangs, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘Five 15-year-old boys who “tortured” a teenager to death in an alleyway behind his home in a gang murder can be named for the first time after they were handed life sentences. Kai Fisher-Dixon, Shuayb Mahomud, Tremayne Gray, Omarion Stephens and Abdulqaliq Mohamed stabbed Jacob Abraham, also 15, eight times in the legs and once in the arm.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2018

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British terrorist jailed aged 14 seeks lifetime anonymity on release – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2018 in anonymity, news, terrorism, young offenders by tracey

‘Britain’s youngest convicted terrorist, who was jailed for his part in a plot to behead police officers in Australia when he was 14 years old, is seeking to keep his identity secret by asking the courts for lifelong anonymity.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2018

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Teenager sentenced after naming sex abuse victims online – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The sister of a convicted sex offender who posted the names of his victims online has been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th June 2018

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Law Pod UK Ep. 36: Secrecy, anonymity and public information – 1 COR

Posted June 18th, 2018 in anonymity, freedom of information, inquests, inquiries, news by sally

‘Emma-Louise Fenelon discusses the challenges around secrecy, anonymity and public information in major inquests and inquiries in a talk recorded at One Crown Office Row’s 2018 seminar.’

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Law Pod UK, 14th June 2018

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Revenge porn: One in three allegations dropped – BBC News

Posted June 14th, 2018 in anonymity, complaints, harassment, news, police, pornography, victims by tracey

‘One in three allegations of so-called revenge porn are withdrawn by the complainant, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2018

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