Government acted unlawfully in sharing information that could lead to death penalty, rules UK Supreme Court – Garden Court Chambers

‘The UK Supreme Court today ruled that the British Government acted unlawfully in a case where it departed from the UK’s longstanding policy on opposing the death penalty in all circumstances.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 25th March 2020

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Substantial compliance just won’t do: Supreme Court on international data transfers under DPA Part 3 – Panopticon

‘Foreign fighters. Law enforcement cooperation with the US. The death penalty. A seven judge bench in the Supreme Court. Despite showing all the signs of a landmark public law decision, Elgizouli v Secretary of the State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 10 was a bit of a fizzer on that front. In the end, the real meat was in the DPA 2018’s regulation of law enforcement processing and international data transfers.’

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Panopticon, 30th March 2020

Source: panopticonblog.com

New Judgment: Elgizouli (AP) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 10 – UKSC Blog

‘The appellant’s son is alleged to have been one of a group of terrorists operating in Syria, involved in the murder of US and British citizens. The US made a mutual legal assistance request to the UK in relation to an investigation into the activities of that group. The Home Secretary requested an assurance that the information would not be used directly or indirectly in a prosecution that could lead to the imposition of the death penalty. The US refused to provide a full death penalty assurance and the Home Secretary agreed to provide information to the US without requiring any assurance. The appellant challenged the Home Secretary’s decision by way of judicial review. The questions for the Supreme Court were firstly whether it is unlawful for the Secretary of State to exercise his power to provide MLA so as to supply evidence to a foreign state that will facilitate the imposition of the death penalty in that state on the individual and secondly whether it is lawful under the Data Protection Act 2018, Part 3 for law enforcement authorities in the UK to transfer personal data to law enforcement authorities abroad for use in capital criminal proceedings.’

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UKSC Blog, 25th March 2020

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UK broke law over IS ‘Beatles’ by passing information to US – BBC News

‘The UK acted unlawfully by passing evidence to the US that could lead to the execution of two British members of an Islamic State murder squad.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2020

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‘IS Beatles’: Mother loses high court challenge over evidence – BBC News

Posted January 18th, 2019 in evidence, execution, extradition, Islam, news, terrorism by tracey

‘A mother has lost a High Court challenge against the UK’s sharing of evidence on two suspected Islamic State fighters without seeking assurances they would not face the death penalty.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2019

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Briggs and others v Gleeds (Head Office) and others – WLR Daily

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in documents, estoppel, execution, law reports, pensions by sally

Briggs and others v Gleeds (Head Office) and others [2014] EWHC 1178 (Ch); [2014] WLR (D) 174

‘A representation of law could found an estoppel by representation. Estoppel could not be invoked where a document did not even appear to comply with the requirements of section 1(3) of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 on its face or where a document needed to be executed by partners and was stated to be signed, sealed and delivered by each partner but none of those signatures were witnessed. Accordingly members of a pension scheme were not estopped from denying that defective deeds were validly executed.’

WLR Daily, 15th April 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Royal Marine found guilty of ‘executing’ Afghan insurgent – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2013 in Afghanistan, anonymity, armed forces, courts martial, execution, news, sentencing by tracey

“A Royal Marine has been found guilty of murder following the killing in cold blood of a badly wounded suspected insurgent in Afghanistan. A court martial board in Bulford, Wiltshire, acquitted two other marines of the murder of the Afghan national in Helmand province in September 2011.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2013

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Judge bans film of Afghan ‘execution’ by British Marine – The Independent

Posted October 29th, 2013 in appeals, armed forces, courts martial, disclosure, execution, news, video recordings by sally

“Footage showing the alleged execution of an injured Afghan insurgent by a British serviceman will not be released for fear it could spark revenge attacks on troops, a judge has ruled.”

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The Independent, 28th October 2013

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Masri v Consolidated Contractors International (UK) Ltd and others (No 4) – WLR Daily

Masri v Consolidated Contractors International (UK) Ltd and others (No 4) [2009] UKHL 43; [2009] WLR (D) 275

“There was no jurisdiction under CPR Pt 71 for a judgment creditor who was owed a judgment debt by a foreign company to obtain an order for the examination of the company’s officer who was outside the jurisdiction.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Windatt (trustee in banruptcy of Wright) v Wright and another – WLR Daily

Posted August 3rd, 2009 in bankruptcy, charging orders, execution, law reports by sally

Windatt (trustee in banruptcy of Wright) v Wright and another [2009] EWCA Civ 81; [2009] WLR (D) 270

“A judgment creditor who had obtained a final charging order before the making of a bankruptcy order was not to be deprived of the benefit of his security by reason of the bankruptcy alone.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Masri v Consolidated Contractors International UK Ltd and Others (No 2) – Times Law Reports

Posted April 22nd, 2008 in execution, foreign jurisdictions, judgments, law reports, receivers by sally

Masri v Consolidated Contractors International UK Ltd and Others (No 2)

Court of Appeal

“The court had the power to appoint a receiver by way of equitable execution over future receipts from a defined asset.”

The Times, 22nd April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Masri v Consolidated Contractors International UK Ltd and others (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted April 8th, 2008 in execution, foreign jurisdictions, judgments, law reports, receivers by sally

Masri v Consolidated Contractors International UK Ltd and others (No 2) [2008] EWCA Civ 303; [2008] WLR (D) 97

“There was no reason why the court should not exercise a power to appoint a receiver by way of equitable execution over future receipts from a defined asset. Applications for the appointment of a receiver over foreign debts and ancillary orders did not constitute proceedings concerned with the enforcement of judgments within the meaning of article 22(5) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001.”

WLR Daily, 7th April 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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