No Deal Brexit risks reversing human rights progress in extradition law – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 28th, 2019 in brexit, EC law, extradition, human rights, news by tracey

‘The UK Government’s vow to leave the European Union “whatever the circumstances” on the 31st October has left the UK hurtling towards a no-deal Brexit this Halloween, but what does this mean for the rights of people subject to future extradition between the UK and the EU?.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th August 2019

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Home Office ad telling EU citizens how to stay in UK after Brexit banned for being ‘misleading’ – The Independent

‘A Home Office campaign informing EU nationals how to confirm their UK status after Brexit has been banned by the advertising watchdog for being “misleading”.’

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The Independent, 27th August 2019

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How will the UK immigration system cope with no deal Brexit? – Garden Court Chambers

‘UK immigration reform is imminent. The Government’s 2018 White Paper proposals for a new immigration system appear to be here to stay and a no deal Brexit looks more likely than ever.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 22nd August 2019

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New Judgment: X v Kuoni Travel Ltd [2019] UKSC 37 -UKSC Blog

‘This appeal considered whether the respondent is liable to the appellant for breach of contract and/or under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations, reg 15.’

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UKSC Blog, 24th July 2019

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Brexit activist Darren Grimes wins appeal against £20,000 Electoral Commission fine – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 22nd, 2019 in brexit, budgets, EC law, fines, news, ombudsmen, referendums, statutory interpretation by sally

‘Brexit activist Darren Grimes has won an appeal against a £20,000 fine imposed by the Electoral Commission for his activity during the 2016 Brexit referendum.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2019

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House of Lords passes amendment to help prevent no-deal Brexit – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2019 in bills, brexit, EC law, news, Northern Ireland, parliament, prorogation by tracey

‘Bill could make it illegal for a Boris Johnson administration to prorogue parliament.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2019

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UK privacy watchdog notifies multi-million pound fines for data breaches – Technology Law Update

Posted July 11th, 2019 in data protection, EC law, electronic commerce, fines, news by sally

The UK’s data privacy regulator, the ICO, has started issuing notices of intention to fine data controllers under the GDPR for data breaches. The maximum fine the ICO can impose for a breach of data protection laws increased from £500k under the Data Protection Act 1998 to €20m or 4% of global annual turnover, whichever is greater, under GDPR. GDPR also introduced stronger data breach reporting and notification requirements.

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Technology Law Update, 10th July 2019

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Fears UK law change could prevent scrutiny of money launderers – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2019 in EC law, media, money laundering, news by sally

‘Plans to introduce laws in Britain to combat money laundering could prevent the media and researchers from accessing vital information on the tide of dirty cash flowing around the world, campaigners and journalists have warned.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2019

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Ep 86: Brexit – The Conservative leadership election and a new EU negotiating team – Law Pod UK

Posted July 4th, 2019 in brexit, EC law, news, parliament, political parties by sally

‘Here Professor Barnard examines whether either candidate could sign up to a tariff free no-deal, the so called GATT 24 option, and what the timings for Brexit look like both here and in the EU.’

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Law Pod UK, 3rd July 2019

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Yossi Nehushtan: The Unreasonable Perception of Rationality and Reasonableness in UK Public Law – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in EC law, export controls, international law, news, weapons by sally

‘In the recent case of R (Campaign Against Arms Trade) v Secretary of State for International Trade [2019] (hereinafter CAAT), the Court of Appeal invalidated the UK government’s decision to grant licences for the sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia for possible use in the conflict in Yemen. The court found that the government had violated Article 2.2 of the EU Common Council Position 2008/944/CGSP, as adopted in the Secretary of State’s 2014 Guidance. Article 2.2 compels Member States to deny a licence for the sale of military equipment to other states if there is a clear risk that this equipment might be used ‘in the commission of serious violations of international humanitarian law’.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 1st July 2019

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Online pornography checks for under-18s ‘face new delay’ – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2019 in children, delay, EC law, internet, news, notification, pornography, privacy, young persons by tracey

‘An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites is expected to be delayed for a second time. The changes – which mean UK internet users may have to prove their age – were due to start on 15 July after already being delayed from April 2018. While the government has not officially confirmed the postponement, it is expected to announce on Thursday that the date will be pushed back again. The reason for the delay is not clear.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2019

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Cybersecurity certification gets an EU revamp – Technology Law Update

Posted June 14th, 2019 in computer crime, data protection, EC law, internet, news by sally

‘A new EU Regulation on cybersecurity promises a more coordinated approach across Europe. The new law will set up a framework for the establishment of European cybersecurity certification schemes. The intention is to prevent “certification shopping” based on different levels of stringency among member states. Certification will be voluntary initially, but regular assessments will be carried out to determine whether certification of particular products or services should become compulsory.’

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Technology Law Update, 12th June 2019

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UK accused of ‘silently eroding’ EU pesticide rules in Brexit laws – The Guardian

‘The UK has been accused of “silently eroding” key environmental and human health protections in the Brexit-inspired rush to convert thousands of pages of European Union pesticide policy into British law.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2019

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Sam Fowles: Can the Prime Minister Prorogue Parliament to Deliver a No Deal Brexit? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘In recent days certain government backbenchers have proposed a new avenue to deliver a “no deal” Brexit.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 10th June 2019

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MIB has to pay out for injury suffered on private land, says CA – Litigation Futures

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) has to pay compensation to a man injured by an uninsured vehicle, even though it was on private land.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th June 2019

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EU citizens’ voting rights: ministers accused of ‘shocking complacency’ – The Guardian

‘The government has been accused of “shocking complacency” over the European election voting rights controversy as new data revealed that as few as one in 10 EU citizens were able to cast their vote in some areas of Britain.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2019

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Home Secretary: EU Settlement Scheme is performing well – Home Office

‘Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that more than 750,000 applications have now been received for the EU Settlement Scheme.’

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Home Office, 30th May 2019

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UK government ‘risks another Windrush’ over EU citizens, MPs say – BBC News

‘The government runs the risk of another Windrush scandal if “serious concerns” about its EU settlement scheme are not addressed, MPs have said.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2019

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Ep 76: The university as a cradle for EU citizenship – Cherry James – Law Pod UK

Posted April 30th, 2019 in citizenship, EC law, education, news, universities by sally

‘Rosalind English talks to Cherry James about the Erasmus student programme, the European Commission’s ambitious project for building EU citizenship in higher education.’

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Law Pod UK, 23rd April 2019

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Home Office chaos and incompetence lead to unlawful detentions, claim whistleblowers – The Guardian

‘Chaos, incompetence and bullying of Home Office employees is resulting in failed deportations and the unlawful detention of vulnerable and desperate people, whistleblowers allege.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2019

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