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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28-day limit on police bail comes into force in the UK – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2017 in bail, human rights, news, police, proportionality, time limits by sally

‘Police will face new curbs on their use of bail from Monday after coming under severe criticism for leaving people in legal limbo for months or even years.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2017

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Police bail restriction plans ‘dangerous’ – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2016 in bail, news, police, reports, time limits by sally

‘Plans to restrict the use of bail in England and Wales for suspects who have not been charged are “dangerous”, policing experts have said.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2016

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Families separated for immigration purposes – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Last year 32,446 people subject to immigration control in the UK were detained by the government. Some had entered the country irregularly and were quickly removed. Others were detained pending removal or deportation. More than half of them were released back into the community, meaning that their detention had served no purpose.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th June 2016

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Home Office unlawfully imposes curfew on migrant – Free Movement

Posted June 6th, 2016 in appeals, bail, deportation, immigration, news, tribunals by sally

‘Gedi, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 409 (17 May 2016) is a case where the Home Office took it into their own hands to impose curfew restrictions over and above bail conditions those imposed by the First Tier Tribunal, as well as those they are entitled to impose as afforded to the Home Office by statute. The Court of Appeal were clear they had no such power to do so.’

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Free Movement, 6th June 2016

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Thousands on the run after skipping court bail – BBC News

‘Thousands of suspected and convicted criminals who skipped court bail while facing charges including murder, child sex offences and rape are on the run.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2016

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Rapist who targeted Asian women in a series of sex attacks while on bail is jailed for life – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2016 in bail, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A violent rapist who carried out a series of racially motivated sexual assaults on lone women while on bail has been jailed for life.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2016

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