Victim of ex-detective sex attacker ‘felt failed’ by system – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2022 in bail, child abuse, news, police, rape, recidivists, sexual offences, victims, women by sally

‘A woman sexually assaulted by a former police officer while he was on bail has told the BBC she was failed by the police and the courts.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2022

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GPS tagging migrants ‘psychological torture’, says report – The Guardian

‘Lawyers and charities have called for controversial electronic tagging of migrants to be scrapped, describing it in a new report as a form of “psychological torture”.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2022

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Better protection for victims under pre-charge bail reforms – Home Office

‘A new provision known as “Kay’s Law” protects victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.’

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Home Office, 26th October 2022

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Barnsley paedophile to jet off on holiday before sentencing – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2022 in bail, child abuse, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A paedophile who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two girls has been allowed to jet off on holiday to Greece before being sentenced.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2022

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Wife’s ‘nightmare’ as man waits four years for trial – BBC News

‘The wife of a man who has been told he will spend at least four years and four months in jail before standing trial says she is living in a “nightmare”.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2022

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Harry Dunn crash: Anne Sacoolas appears by video link before UK court – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2022 in bail, dangerous driving, diplomats, families, homicide, immunity, news by michael

‘Her appearance, sitting beside one of her lawyers, marks the end of a three-year wait by Dunn’s family for criminal proceedings to begin. They listened from the public gallery at Westminster magistrates court as the case was sent to the Old Bailey.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2022

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Judges wrong to bail defendants due to barristers’ strike, high court rules – The Guardian

‘Judges were wrong to refuse to extend the period defendants could be kept in jail awaiting trial in cases delayed by the criminal barristers’ strike, the high court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2022

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Judges unlawfully releasing defendants, court hears – BBC News

‘Crown Court judges have been releasing potentially dangerous criminals unlawfully because of delays linked to the criminal barristers’ strike, the High Court has heard.’

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BBC News, 27th September 2022

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CPS brings case against judges bailing defendants – BBC News

‘The director of public prosecutions is bringing a High Court challenge against judges’ refusal to detain defendants for longer ahead of trial amid record-high backlogs and legal strikes.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2022

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Four murder accused to be released on bail amid legal aid strikes – The Guardian

‘Four people accused of murder are to be released on bail after a judge refused to extend the time they could be kept in custody pending trial.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2022

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Another blow to Home Office as Rwanda asylum seekers not tagged on release from detention – The Independent

Posted July 12th, 2022 in asylum, bail, detention, electronic monitoring, news by tracey

‘Ministers accused of piloting “unworkable” tagging policy on basis of “cruel and unnecessary political posturing.”‘

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The Independent, 11th July 2022

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GPS tagging of migrants appears to contradict Home Office guidance – The Guardian

‘The Home Office appears to have contradicted its own guidance on GPS tagging, which prioritised “very high harm offenders”, after it announced the devices would be used on asylum seekers arriving in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 19th June 2022

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Rapist jailed for 17 years after attacking again while on bail – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2022 in bail, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A “cold, unempathetic, manipulative” student who raped and sexually attacked two women while he was on bail and being investigated for an earlier violent rape has been jailed for 17 years.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2022

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Jailed women in UK five times more likely to suffer stillbirths, data shows – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2021 in bail, bills, birth, imprisonment, news, pregnancy, prisons, sentencing, statistics, women by sally

‘Women in prison are five times more likely to have a stillbirth and twice as likely to give birth to a premature baby that needs special care, new data collected by the Observer shows.’

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The Guardian, December 2021

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Detention of a minor for his own protection – round two – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Appeal has recently upheld the High Court decision that Section 38 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (“PACE”) is not incompatible with Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) insofar as it purports to authorise the detention of minors for their own protection, in the case of Archer v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2021] EWCA Civ 1662.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd November 2021

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Supreme Court reaffirms, in the bail context, the constitutional principle that judicial orders must be obeyed unless and until set aside – Garden Court Chambers

‘The Supreme Court has handed down judgment this morning in a case of “constitutional importance” concerning the Home Office’s non-compliance with a tribunal bail order.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 20th October 2021

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New Judgment: R (on the application of Majera (formerly SM (Rwanda)) (AP) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] UKSC 46 – UKSC Blog

Posted October 21st, 2021 in bail, deportation, detention, immigration, news, release on licence, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Appellant is a national of Rwanda who had been granted indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom. After being convicted of serious criminal offences in 2006, he received a sentence of imprisonment and in 2012 was made the subject of a deportation order which has never been implemented. When he was later released on licence, the Secretary of State decided that The Appellant should be detained under paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 to the Immigration Act 1971 (“the 1971 Act”), pending his removal or departure from the United Kingdom.’

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UKSC Blog, 20th October 2021

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New Judgment: R (on the application of Majera (formerly SM (Rwanda)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – EIN Blog

Posted October 21st, 2021 in bail, deportation, detention, immigration, news, release on licence, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Appellant is a national of Rwanda who had been granted indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom. After being convicted of serious criminal offences in 2006, he received a sentence of imprisonment and in 2012 was made the subject of a deportation order which has never been implemented. When he was later released on licence, the Secretary of State decided that The Appellant should be detained under paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 to the Immigration Act 1971 (“the 1971 Act”), pending his removal or departure from the United Kingdom.’

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EIN Blog, 20th October 2021

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Police failing to impose orders on men accused of abuse, watchdog finds – The Guardian

‘Police are failing to impose restraining orders or bail conditions on men accused of rape, domestic abuse, harassment and stalking, a watchdog has found, placing women and girls at increased risk of harm.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2021

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Case Preview: R (Majera) (formerly SM (Rwanda)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – UKSC Blog

‘On 10 May 2021, the Supreme Court heard the appeal in R (Majera) (formerly SM (Rwanda)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (“SSHD”). The question on appeal is whether a defective order granting immigration bail has legal effect.’

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UKSC Blog, 18th May 2021

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