Home Office to pay damages for detention of immigrant claimant – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 18th, 2018 in detention, false imprisonment, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld an award of damages for false imprisonment in the context of immigration detention. The Court found that an unlawful curfew which required residence at a specific address between specific hours each day and which was backed by the threat of criminal sanctions and electronic tagging gave rise to the tort of false imprisonment.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th June 2018

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Man jailed after taking staff hostage at bowling alley – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who held two members of staff at bowling alley hostage at gun point has been jailed for 12 years today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 2nd March 2018

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‘Mate Crime’ duo jailed for longer after Solicitor General intervenes in their case – Attorney General’s Office

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in appeals, false imprisonment, press releases, sentencing, wounding by tracey

‘Matthew Ward and Marcus Cullumbine have had their sentences increased after the Solicitor General referred them for being too low.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 1st March 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

‘Violent’ Somali criminal wins £80k payout for being unlawfully detained for 445 days – Daily Telegraph

‘A “prolific and violent offender” has won £78,500 damages from the Home Office for being unlawfully detained.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th November 2017

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Foreign Office wants rendition case against Jack Straw to be held in private – The Guardian

‘The Foreign Office is asking the high court to sit in secret when former foreign secretary Jack Straw faces a damages claim over his alleged role in the abduction and torture of a Libyan dissident and his pregnant wife.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2017

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Convicted Nigerian fraudster James Ibori wins £1 from UK – BBC News

Posted May 24th, 2017 in damages, false imprisonment, fraud, immigration, news by sally

‘Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has been awarded £1 ($1.30) for being unlawfully detained for 42 hours in the UK.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2017

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BBC reporter Sally Chidzoy’s employment tribunal case struck out – BBC News

‘A BBC TV reporter who claimed she was the victim of a “witch-hunt” has had her case struck out by an employment tribunal.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2017

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‘Hidey hole’ paedophile case reviewed by police watchdog – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2017 in children, false imprisonment, news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Claims authorities missed chances to stop a violent paedophile who kept one of his victims inside a “hidey hole” are to be probed by a watchdog.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2017

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The long arm of the law: Belhaj and Rahmatullah (No.1) – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This blog is the first covering the series of three important judgments given on Tuesday by the Supreme Court on issues arising out of the War on Terror and the United Kingdom’s interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Belhaj and another v Straw and others) and Rahmatullah (No 1) v Ministry of Defence and another [2017] UKSC 3 involved the alleged complicity of United Kingdom officials in allegedly tortious acts of the UK or other states overseas. The torts alleged include unlawful detention and rendition, torture or cruel and inhuman treatment and assault.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th January 2017

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Angela Patrick: Blushes and Torture: Act of State Doctrine and Justiciability – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘In a week when Supreme Court watchers expected to dissect the Brexit judgment, the Justices instead handed down their long awaited decision in the joined cases of Belhaj & Ors v Straw & Ors; Rahmatullah (No 1) v Ministry of Defence & Ors [2017] UKSC 3. These appeals both involved unsuccessful attempts to strike out claims based on allegations of UK complicity in international wrongs – including torture and rendition and arbitrary detention – on the basis that our domestic courts should not exercise their jurisdiction in either case.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 19th January 2017

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Rapper sentenced to 23 years after raping and torturing a woman – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2017 in false imprisonment, grievous bodily harm, news, rape, sentencing, torture by sally

‘A man who raped and tortured a woman while keeping her prisoner for three days last February has been jailed for 23 years.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2017

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Paedophile wanted by FBI jailed for assaulting girl in English park – Daily Telegraph

‘A “dangerous sexual deviant” wanted by the FBI has been jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in a Lancashire park.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2016

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War remains inside the court room: jurisdiction under ECHR – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This is an extremely important judgment from the Court of Appeal on the reach of the ECHR into war zones, in this case Iraq. The CA, with the only judgment given by Lloyd Jones LJ, disagreed in part with Leggatt J.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th September 2016

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Father of British woman ‘caged’ in Saudi Arabia must help her return to UK, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

‘A father accused of “caging” his 21-year-old British daughter in Saudi Arabia after he caught her kissing a man must help her return to Swansea, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd August 2016

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Welsh woman ‘imprisoned by father’ for ‘kissing a guy’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2016 in embassies, false imprisonment, foreign jurisdictions, human rights, news by tracey

‘A 21-year-old Welsh woman who says she has been imprisoned by her father in Saudi Arabia because she “kissed a guy” has asked a British High Court judge for help.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2016

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Activists win damages against City police for false imprisonment – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2016 in assault, damages, demonstrations, false imprisonment, news, police by sally

‘Eleven activists who took part in G20 protests seven years ago have received more than £60,000 in damages from the City of London police for false imprisonment, assault and breaches of the Human Rights Act. The case has raised serious questions about who owns personal data collected by police.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2016

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Kayleigh Haywood murder: Stephen Beadman jailed for life – BBC News

‘A man who raped and murdered a 15-year-old girl after his friend had groomed her through Facebook and texts has been jailed for at least 35 years.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2016

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Kayleigh Haywood’s killer brought to justice – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two men have been convicted of a range of offences that culminated in the rape and murder of Leicestershire teenager Kayleigh Haywood.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 28th June 2016

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Kayleigh Haywood murder: Man guilty of falsely imprisoning teenager – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2016 in false imprisonment, murder, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who murdered and raped a 15-year-old girl has been found guilty of falsely imprisoning her.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2016

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Crown Prosecution Service statement: Operation Lydd – CPS News Brief

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has considered a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police relating to one suspect in connection with allegations made concerning the movement and alleged ill treatment of Abdel Hakim Belhadj and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, and Sami Al Saadi and his wife and children from countries in South East Asia to Libya in 2004.’

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CPS News Brief, 9th June 2016

Source: http://blog.cps.gov.uk