Abu Qatada bid for release fails – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2012 in bail, deportation, extradition, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

“Two high court judges have dismissed a fresh attempt by the radical Islamist preacher Abu Qatada to be released from a maximum-security prison on bail pending his deportation back to Jordan.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2012

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Waiter who streaked alongside Olympic Torch relay denies indecency claiming his naked body inspired ‘hilarity not distress’ – The Independent

Posted July 26th, 2012 in bail, indecent exposure, news, public order, sport by sally

“A waiter who streaked alongside the Olympic Torch was merely inspiring ‘hilarity not distress’ when he joined the relay wearing nothing but trainers, his lawyer insisted today.”

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The Independent, 25th July 2012

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‘Draconian’ judge says riot sentences were fair – The Independent

Posted June 18th, 2012 in bail, internet, judges, news, sentencing, violent disorder by sally

“The judge who sent a teenage girl to jail for eight months for stealing a bottle of Lucozade and a bag of sweets during last summer’s riots has vigorously defended the tough judicial response in which two-thirds of defendants were denied bail and harsh custodial sentences were handed down to first-time offenders.”

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The Independent, 16th June 2012

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Related link: Night the row about riot sentencing was reignited

Qatada refused bail as he fights appeal – The Independent

Posted May 29th, 2012 in appeals, bail, deportation, immigration, news, terrorism by tracey

” Abu Qatada will remain in Britain for at least another five months while he launches a further appeal against deportation, but he will spend it behind bars, a court ruled yesterday.”

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The Independent, 29th May 2012

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4,000 foreign criminals at large in community despite being earmarked for deportation – The Independent

Posted May 16th, 2012 in bail, criminal justice, deportation, news by tracey

“Nearly 4,000 foreign criminals are still at large in the community despite being earmarked for deportation, it emerged last night.”

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The Independent, 16th May 2012

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Abu Qatada relased on “very restrictive” bail conditions – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 10th, 2012 in bail, deportation, detention, human rights, news, terrorism by tracey

“Mitting J has ruled that in the light of the recent Strasbourg ruling that the appellant could not be returned to Jordan,  his detention could not continue. Under the so-called ‘Hardial Singh’ principles, the Secretary of State must intend to deport the person and can only use the power to detain for that purpose, and the deportee may only be detained for a period that is reasonable in all the circumstances.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th February 2012

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Jane Clough campaign: Bail law changes backed by House of Lords – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2012 in appeals, bail, bills, news, parliament by sally

“The House of Lords has backed changes to the bail laws following a campaign by the parents of the murdered Lancashire nurse Jane Clough.”

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BBC News, 9th February 2012

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Indefinite detention: not very British – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 8th, 2012 in bail, deportation, habeas corpus, human rights, immigration, news, torture by sally

“‘Human Rights Act to blame!’ is a frequent refrain in the media, as well reported on this blog. Often, though, the outcome that has attracted media ire is not one that has much to do with the Human Rights Act at all. The decision to release Abu Qatada on bail is one such example.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 8th February 2012

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Abu Qatada: attorney general says government must follow rule of law – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2012 in bail, detention, news, rule of law, terrorism by sally

“The attorney general, Dominic Grieve, has voiced his concern over a decision to release the radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada on bail but added that courts could not allow people to be held in indefinite detention without trial.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2012

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Abu Qatada release: Home Office fury as judge frees ‘Bin Laden aide’ – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2012 in bail, news, terrorism by sally

“The Home Office clashed openly with judges on Monday when it criticised a decision to free on bail within days the radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada, who is accused of posing a grave threat to British national security.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2012

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Prosecutors to be able to challenge bail decisions – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 12th, 2012 in appeals, bail, Crown Court, news by sally

“Prosecutors will be able to challenge crown court decisions to release suspected serious offenders out on bail after David Cameron announced a change in the law yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th January 2012

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Gina Robins cooked kitten to death in microwave – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2011 in animal cruelty, bail, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman who microwaved a 10-week-old kitten to death has been found guilty of causing it unnecessary suffering.”

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BBC News, 23rd November 2011

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Director of public prosecutions backs right to challenge bail orders – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2011 in appeals, bail, Crown Prosecution Service, news by sally

“The director of public prosecutions has said he would welcome a right to appeal against crown court judges’ decisions to grant bail. Keir Starmer last week met the parents of nurse Jane Clough, who was stabbed to death by her ex-partner, to discuss their campaign to amend bail laws.”

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2011

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Barber secretly shaved ‘fool’ on back of man’s head, court told – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2011 in assault, bail, learning difficulties, news by sally

“A barber shaved the word ‘fool’ in 1in letters on the back of the head of a man with severe learning difficulties, a court has been told.”

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The Guardian, 14th October 2011

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England riots: 1,400 suspects have appeared in court – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2011 in bail, detention, news, police, violent disorder by sally

“More than 1,400 people have appeared in court in connection with the riots that spread across England’s towns and cities two weeks ago, new figures show.”

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BBC News, 23rd August 2011

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Riots: Metropolitan police planned to hold all suspects in custody – The Guardian

Posted August 23rd, 2011 in bail, detention, judicial review, news, police, violent disorder by sally

“Senior Metropolitan police officers devised a policy of holding all people arrested on riot-related offences in custody and recommending that the courts also refuse bail after they were charged, according to a leaked ‘prisoner processing strategy’ that lawyers argue could pave the way for a mass legal challenge.”

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2011

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Related link: Operation Withern’s prisoner processing strategy

Recent riots and disorder – should offenders feel ‘the full force of the law’? – Legal Week

Posted August 23rd, 2011 in appeals, bail, magistrates, news, sentencing, violent disorder by sally

“Much controversy has been raised by the sentencing meted out to some of those charged with offences committed during the recent disorder. Many cases have already been sentenced either in the Magistrates’ Court. A lesser number of cases have been dealt with by the Crown Court. (Given the short time between committal to Crown Court and sentence, the latter would be guilty pleas).”

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Legal Week, 22nd August 2011

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Bail refused for many riot accused as courts work overtime – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2011 in bail, news, violent disorder by sally

“Many of those charged with riot offences from last week have been refused bail by magistrates.”

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The Guardian, 12th August 2011

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Charging and convicting rioters is not a simple matter – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2011 in bail, news, sentencing, violent disorder by sally

“Amid the present – understandably febrile – state of public opinion we are hearing, as we often do in these circumstances, calls to short-circuit the cumbersome processes of the law in order to bring the rampaging rioters and looters to justice. The prime minister is reported as saying that a ‘major police operation’ is under way to track down looters caught on CCTV ‘picture by picture’, and that ‘phony concerns about human rights’ issues won’t stop them being published. He wants anyone convicted of violent disorder to be sent to prison.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2011

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Regina (BB) v Special Immigration Appeals Commission – WLR Daily

Posted August 11th, 2011 in bail, deportation, human rights, immigration, law reports by sally

Regina (BB) v Special Immigration Appeals Commission [2011] EWHC 2129 (Admin); [2011] WLR (D) 272

“Proceedings before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission to determine the immigration bail conditions of a person subject to a deportation order were interim proceedings in the deportation proceedings or ancillary to them. Article 6.1 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms did not apply to the bail proceedings.”

WLR Daily, 2nd August 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk