Can DNA Sample Requests Be a Breach of the ECHR? – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

“Is requiring a convicted person to come in to give a DNA sample a breach of the ECHR? Michael Zander considers the first case to look at the question.”

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 5th October 2013

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No breach of privacy to request DNA sample from ex con – UK Human Rights Blog

“The High Court has ruled that it is not a breach of the right to private life to request DNA samples from those who were convicted of serious offences before it became commonplace to take samples for the production of DNA profiles for the investigation of crime.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th September 2013

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Ex-prisoner fails to halt police DNA-collection programme – The Guardian

“A former prisoner has failed in a legal challenge that could have forced police to destroy thousands of DNA samples collected from those convicted of serious crimes before 1994.”

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The Guardian, 24th September 2013

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Rachel Manning murder: Man jailed for killing 19-year-old woman 11 years after former boyfriend wrongly convicted of her killing – The Independent

Posted September 5th, 2013 in DNA, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man has been given a life sentence for killing a 19-year-old woman, 11 years after her former boyfriend was wrongly jailed for the murder.”

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The Independent, 4th September 2013

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DNA tests cannot distinguish identical twins on rape charge – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 21st, 2013 in DNA, families, news, prosecutions, rape by sally

“A pair of identical twins who cannot be told apart by their DNA have both appeared in court charged over the rape of a woman.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2013

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Pet cat’s DNA helps convict owner who killed his friend after an argument – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2013 in animals, DNA, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“First time genetic code of a cat has been used in a criminal trial in the UK.”

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The Independent, 14th August 2013

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David Guy dismemberment: David Hilder guilty of manslaughter – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2013 in DNA, evidence, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who killed and dismembered his friend has received a life sentence for his manslaughter.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2013

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Adrian Locke drug deal stabbing: Two guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2013 in DNA, drug abuse, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Two men have been found guilty of murdering a man they stabbed to death when he tried to buy heroin from them.”

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BBC News, 25th July 2013

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Double jeopardy case: Wendell Baker jailed for pensioner rape – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2013 in DNA, double jeopardy, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

“A man convicted under the amended double jeopardy law of raping a pensioner has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2013

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At last: Rapist Wendell Baker finally found guilty of 1997 attack after police bungles – The Independent

Posted June 26th, 2013 in DNA, double jeopardy, evidence, news, police, rape by sally

“A rapist was finally convicted today after a series of police and prosecution blunders allowed him to evade justice for 15 years following his merciless attack on a pensioner inside her own home.”

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The Independent, 25th June 2013

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Rape suspect on trial again under double jeopardy law – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 13th, 2013 in DNA, double jeopardy, news, rape by sally

“A builder cleared of raping a pensioner in her bedroom despite matching DNA evidence has gone on trial again under the double jeopardy law.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2013

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Police swabbing of child DNA excessive, says charity – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2013 in children, DNA, freedom of information, news, police, reports by sally

“Police in England and Wales have taken DNA samples from children every 10 minutes, figures obtained using freedom of information requests suggest.”

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BBC News, 20th May 2013

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Huntsman Brian Fraser jailed over unlicensed gun after he was cleared of shooting ex-lover – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2013 in DNA, evidence, firearms, grievous bodily harm, news, restraining orders by sally

“A huntsman who was cleared of shooting his former lover outside her country home has been jailed for eight months for possessing a firearm without a licence.”

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The Independent, 18th March 2013

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Fine tuning medical diagnoses to rare genetic disorders – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 11th, 2013 in consent, DNA, genetic testing, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“There is no doubt that medical diagnosis and therapy are struggling to keep pace with the genetic information pouring out of the laboratories and sequencing centres. And the issue of medical liability is being stretched on the rack between conventional treatment and the potential for personalised therapy. Treatment of disease often turns out to be different, depending on which gene mutation has triggered the disorder. However fine tuned the diagnosis, it may turn out to be profoundly wrong in the light of subsequent discoveries.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th March 2013

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Police DNA sample powers ‘used against gay men’ – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2013 in DNA, homosexuality, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

“Police powers to force offenders to give DNA samples have been used against gay men convicted of old homosexuality laws, it has been claimed.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2013

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Liverpool double rapist Mindaugas Budkus jailed – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2013 in assault, DNA, news, offensive weapons, rape, robbery, sentencing, video recordings by tracey

“A man convicted of raping two women within three weeks in Liverpool has been sentenced to life in prison.”

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BBC News, 11th January 2013

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Husband tricked into believing wife’s children were his awarded £25,000 damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2013 in bereavement, damages, deceit, DNA, news, paternity by tracey

“A husband has won £25,000 in damages for ‘bereavement’ after his wife tricked him into believing children whom he raised until they were teenagers were his rather than the products of affairs.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2013

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Man who threw bottle at Usain Bolt at Olympics found guilty – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2013 in bail, DNA, mental health, news, public order, sport, threatening behaviour by tracey

“A man who threw a plastic beer bottle at Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt moments before the Olympic 100m final has been found guilty of public disorder at Stratford magistrates court.”

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The Guardian, 11th January 2013

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Dead soldier’s fiancée wins right to paternity test – The Independent

Posted November 27th, 2012 in armed forces, DNA, news, paternity by sally

“A teenage mother has won the right to have her dead fiancé’s DNA tested to prove that he fathered their child before he was killed on military service in Afghanistan.”

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The Independent, 27th November 2012

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Stephen Farrow jailed for life for murders of vicar and retired teacher – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2012 in burglary, diminished responsibility, DNA, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who fatally stabbed a retired teacher and a vicar at their homes in attacks six weeks apart has been jailed for life and told he will never be released.”

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2012

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