Warning to abusive bloggers as judge tells site to reveal names – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2007 in anonymity, defamation, internet, news by sally

“Disgruntled fans of Sheffield Wednesday who vented their dissatisfaction with the football club’s bigwigs in anonymous internet postings may face expensive libel claims after the chairman, chief executive and five directors won a high-court ruling last week forcing the owner of a website to reveal their identity.”

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Newspapers challenge anonymity for child porn offender – The Guardian

Posted October 15th, 2007 in anonymity, children, news, pornography by sally

“A five-judge panel in the Court of Appeal is to be asked to decide whether a man who admitted 20 charges of making and possessing indecent pictures of children should have his identity protected because his two daughters might be harassed or bullied at school.”

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The Guardian, 15th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police want gun witness anonymity – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2007 in anonymity, firearms, news, witnesses by sally

“Witnesses to gun crime should be given a guarantee they will not be identified in court, police chiefs say.”

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BBC News, 6th September 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

In re Officer L and others – WLR Daily

Posted August 2nd, 2007 in anonymity, law reports, witnesses by sally

In re Officer L and others

On an application by potential witnesses for anonymity a tribunal of inquiry had posed the correct test, under art 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, of whether a pre-existing risk of death would be materially increased if the witnesses were required to give evidence without anonymity.”

WLR Daily, 1st August 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note: once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

In re Officer L and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted August 1st, 2007 in anonymity, law reports, witnesses by sally

When tribunal witness requests anonymity

In re Officer L and Others

House of Lords

“On an application by potential witnesses for anonymity at a public inquiry, the appropriate test was whether a preexisting risk of death to the witness would be materially increased if he were required to give evidence without anonymity.”

The Times, 1st August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Aziz v. Aziz and Others, Sultan of Brunei intervening – Times Law Reports

Posted July 17th, 2007 in anonymity, law reports by sally

Sultan has no special claim to anonymity

Aziz v. Aziz and Others, Sultan of Brunei intervening

Court of Appeal 

“The head of a foreign state had no right to anonymity in judgments in court proceedings brought by his former wife against certain defendants.”

The Times, 17th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk  

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

The Sultan, his ex-wife and the £2m ‘stolen’ by an invisible man – The Independent

Posted July 12th, 2007 in anonymity, gifts, news by michael

“It is one of the most extraordinary court dramas of recent times, involving the Sultan of Brunei’s former wife, a fortune teller and a £2m gift to a man who may never have existed. But until yesterday, when three judges at the Court of Appeal ruled against the Sultan of Brunei’s right to anonymity in the case, its bizarre details had not been connected to him.”

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The Independent, 12th July 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Stalking victims given anonymity – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2007 in anonymity, domestic violence, electoral register, harassment, news by sally

“New voting legislation is set to come into effect which will allow victims of stalking and domestic violence to keep their names off the electoral roll.”

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BBC News, 1st June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teachers are treated unfairly in this culture of allegations, says Falconer – The Times

Posted May 8th, 2007 in anonymity, child abuse, news, teachers by sally

“Teachers accused of abuse of pupils should be guaranteed anonymity while the allegations are investigated, the Lord Chancellor said yesterday.”

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The Times, 7th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Wright witnesses in legal move – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2007 in anonymity, news, witnesses by sally

“Five witnesses at the Billy Wright murder inquiry have won a legal battle for anonymity.” 

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BBC News, 26th April 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk