Paul Gambaccini secures CPS payout over unfounded abuse claims – BBC News

‘Radio DJ Paul Gambaccini has secured a payout from prosecutors over unfounded allegations of historical sex offences.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2018

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Mariam Moustafa death: Defendants banned from contacting family – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2018 in affray, bail, internet, news, young persons by tracey

‘Four teenage girls have been banned from using social media to contact the family of an Egyptian student who died three weeks after an attack on a bus.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2018

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Convicted former UBS trader to be freed from UK immigration centre – The Guardian

‘The convicted former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli is to be released from detention at an immigration removal centre near Heathrow while he awaits a judicial review of his deportation.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2018

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Ex-UBS trader gets last-minute reprieve from deportation – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2018 in bail, deportation, immigration, news by sally

‘Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader convicted of fraud, has been given a temporary reprieve from deportation to Ghana, where he was born.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2018

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Lancashire man pleads guilty to infecting two women with HIV – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in bail, grievous bodily harm, HIV, news by sally

‘A Lancashire man has pleaded guilty to infecting two women with HIV.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

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Tommy Robinson bailed after Court of Appeal win – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2018 in appeals, bail, contempt of court, news by sally

‘Far-right activist Tommy Robinson has been bailed after winning an appeal against a finding of contempt of court.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2018

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Immigration Detention: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back — Sophie Walker – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 20th, 2018 in bail, detention, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘New legislation significantly curtails accommodation provision for those seeking release from immigration detention. The likely result is more and more people being held in immigration detention.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th March 2018

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Home Office broke its own rules on avoiding family separations – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2018 in bail, detention, families, immigration, news by sally

‘The Home Office broke its own rules when British children had to be taken into care after officials arrested their father.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2018

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Staff without security clearance monitor offenders – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2018 in bail, contracting out, employment, news, prisons, probation, release on licence by sally

‘Staff without security clearance are being allowed to monitor high-risk offenders living in approved premises – commonly known as bail hostels or probation hostels – the BBC has learnt.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2018

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Judge refuses to withdraw Julian Assange arrest warrant – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2018 in bail, embassies, news, public interest, sexual offences, warrants by michael

“Handing down her judgment at Westminster magistrates court, the senior district judge Emma Arbuthnot said she was not persuaded by the argument from Assange’s legal team that it was not in the public interest to pursue him for skipping bail.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2018

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No power to grant immigration bail if no power to detain – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 13th, 2018 in appeals, bail, detention, immigration, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘On 8th February 2018, the Supreme Court held that the power to grant bail and impose bail conditions in respect of a person pending deportation ceases to be lawful if there is no legal basis for detaining that person. The power to impose bail conditions is inextricably linked to the power of detention. Once the Home Secretary ceases to have the power to detain a person under immigration law, she can’t then impose conditions on that person’s freedom through bail conditions.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th February 2018

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Julian Assange saga: judge to rule on arrest warrant – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2018 in bail, Crown Prosecution Service, news, proportionality, warrants by sally

‘It is nearly six years since Julian Assange disguised himself as a motorcycle courier and entered the Ecuadorian embassy in London to seek political asylum. His subsequent legal battle, so vast and protracted a CPS lawyer once deemed it “like an industry in itself”, comes to a pivotal moment on Tuesday, when a judge will rule on whether the warrant for his arrest has become disproportionate.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2018

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Julian Assange arrest warrant still stands, court rules – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2018 in bail, extradition, news, sexual offences, warrants by tracey

‘A UK warrant to arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is still valid, a court has ruled.’

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BBC news, 6th February 2018

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Court to make decision on validity of UK arrest warrant against Julian Assange – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2018 in bail, extradition, news, warrants by tracey

‘A court decision on whether a UK arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is still valid is due on 6 February.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2018

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Woman jailed for setting bed on fire ‘killed herself in prison’ – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2018 in arson, bail, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘A 21-year-old woman was found dead in prison while serving a sentence for arson after setting herself on fire, an inquest jury has heard.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2018

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UK court grants £1m bail to man arrested over Sarkozy-Gaddafi inquiry – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2018 in bail, extradition, news by tracey

‘A French businessman wanted for questioning in relation to an inquiry into the alleged illegal financing of Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential election run by the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has been granted £1m bail by the high court in London.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2018

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Robert Craig: The Fall-out from Evans: Positioning Roszkowski and Privacy International in a Post-Evans Constitutional Landscape (Part 1) – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Two recent Court of Appeal decisions raise some interesting constitutional questions about the status of Tribunals in the UK legal system. This post (in two parts) seeks to explore some of the implications and suggests that a key constitutional principle, the separation of powers, has once again been neglected. The two cases are Roszkowski v Secretary State for the Home Department (‘Roszkowski’) and R (Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal (‘Privacy International’). Privacy International has received considerably more coverage than Roszkowski and is rumoured to be on the way to the Supreme Court. It has already been addressed on this blog by Thomas Fairclough and elsewhere by Mark Elliott. Roszkowski explores the implications of an important and controversial Supreme Court case, R (Evans) v Attorney General (‘Evans’) and contains some critical comment on the reasoning of Lord Neuberger in that case.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 8th December 2017

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Closures of ageing jails on hold for five years as prison numbers soar – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2017 in bail, detention, imprisonment, news, prisons by sally

‘The head of the prison service has ruled out any closures over the next five years, shelving a 2017 Conservative manifesto pledge to shut down and sell off dilapidated Victorian jails across England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2017

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Birmingham fashion designer jailed for fake Oscar-ticket fraud – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2017 in bail, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A fashion designer who duped investors into buying fake tickets to the Oscars, telling one couple they would sit on Julia Roberts’ table, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2017

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28 day pre-charge bail limit comes into force – Home Office

Posted April 6th, 2017 in bail, criminal procedure, news, time limits by tracey

‘Government introduces new pre-charge bail limit of 28 days as part of the Policing and Crime Act, which comes into effect today (Monday 3 April).’

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Home Office, 3rd April 2017

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