In re Times Newspapers Ltd and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted October 31st, 2008 in anonymity, contempt of court, courts martial, law reports by sally

In re Times Newspapers Ltd and Another

Courts-Martial Appeal Court

“To be entitled to make any order for anonymity for all or any of a number of defendants in a case in which no applicable statute provided a power justifying such an order, a court had to have regard to the relevant tests identified at common law, namely, whether, absent such an order, the administration of justice would be seriously affected or there was a real and immediate risk to the life of any of the defendants.”

The Times, 31st October 2008

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In re Times Newspapers Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Posted October 29th, 2008 in anonymity, contempt of court, courts martial, law reports by sally

In re Times Newspapers Ltd and another [2008] EWCA Crim 2396; [2008] WLR (D) 331

For a court to order the anonymisation of defendants’ names in a case in which no applicable statute provided a power justifying such an order, careful regard would have to be had to the relevant tests identified at common law, viz whether, absent such an order, the administration of justice would be seriously affected or there was a real and immediate risk to the life of any of the defendants.”

WLR Daily, 28th October 2008

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

Two years for soldier’s shooting – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2008 in armed forces, courts martial, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A British soldier who shot dead a colleague while ‘playing’ with a rifle in Iraq in 2007 has been sentenced to two years in an Army detention centre.”

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BBC News, 10th September 2008

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Regina v Arnold – Times Law Reports

Posted June 13th, 2008 in appeals, courts martial, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Regina v Arnold

Courts-Martial Appeal Court

“The Courts-Martial Appeal Court had no jurisdiction to entertain an appeal by a prosecutor unless at, or before informing the court that it intended to appeal the prosecutor had agreed that the accused should be acquitted of the charge if leave to appeal was not obtained.”

The Times, 13th June 2008

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Campaigners petition MPs to clear executed admiral – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2008 in courts martial, legal history, news by sally

“The moment that guaranteed Admiral Byng’s immortality was, sadly, his last. In March 1757 the unfortunate sailor was found guilty of neglect of duty by a court martial, hauled onto the quarter-deck of his flagship and shot dead by a firing squad.”

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The Guardian, 13th March 2008

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Six SAS men accused over missing £250,000 jungle cash – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in armed forces, conspiracy, courts martial, fraud, news by sally

“Six SAS soldiers have become the first members of the regiment to be charged with embezzling army funds, it was revealed last night.”

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The Times, 14th December 2007

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Regina v Brown (Kirsty) – Times Law Reports

Posted November 16th, 2007 in armed forces, courts martial, law reports by sally

Regina v. Brown (Kirsty)

Courts-Martial Appeal Court

“There was no principle by which a serviceman absent without leave ceased to be under an obligation to obey a lawful order.”

The Times, 16th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Lawyers in Basra death case win access to files – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2007 in armed forces, courts martial, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“Lawyers acting for the father of an Iraqi man beaten to death while in the custody of the British military have claimed a breakthrough which could help discover ‘what went wrong and who was responsible’.”

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The Independent, 4th October 2007

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Appeal on Iraqi civilian ‘torture death’ to begin – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 16th, 2007 in armed forces, courts martial, Iraq, jurisdiction, news by sally

“Five of Britain’s most senior judges will begin hearing an appeal this week that could lead to independent inquiries into the deaths of Iraqi civilians at the hands of British troops in Iraq.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk