Tommy Robinson: high court gives go-ahead for new contempt case – The Guardian

‘Two high court judges have said fresh proceedings can be brought against Tommy Robinson for alleged contempt of court over the filming of people involved in a criminal trial.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2019

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Judge’s copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover temporarily barred from leaving UK – The Guardian

‘A copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover used by a judge at the book’s landmark 1960 obscenity trial, with all the rude bits carefully and dutifully marked up by his wife, has been temporarily stopped from leaving the UK.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Straining the Alphabet Soup: Part 1 — Anonymity orders in Personal Injury proceedings – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Amendments to CPR r.39.2; new Guidance issued by the Master of the Rolls; and a recent High Court decision refusing anonymity to a claimant prompt this review of anonymity orders in personal injury proceedings.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th April 2019

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Private Lives and Public Sorrows – Family Law Week

‘Hazel Wright, Partner with Hunters Solicitors, highlights three cases which have emphasised the usefulness to family lawyers of the Human Rights Act.’

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Family Law Week, 30th April 2019

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The white paper on online harms is a global first. It has never been more needed – The Guardian

‘The tech industry may rail against the DCMS’s document but it’s high time they were brought to book.’

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The Guardian, 14th April 2019

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“Persons unknown” injunctions against future protest action – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In Boyd & Anor v Ineos Upstream Ltd & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 515, the Court of Appeal handed down a fascinating judgment exploring the tension between the exercise of the rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression and the protection of property rights.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th April 2019

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Top judge attacks growing ‘abuse’ of parliamentary privilege – The Guardian

‘The lord chief justice has accused MPs and peers of endangering the rule of law through repeated “abuse” of parliamentary privilege to name individuals granted anonymity in court cases.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2019

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Ep 75: The Prevent Guidance in Universities – Marina Wheeler QC – Law Pod UK

Posted April 3rd, 2019 in freedom of expression, human rights, news, podcasts, terrorism, universities by sally

‘Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Marina Wheeler QC about the recent Court of Appeal decision in Butt v Secretary of State for the Home Department and the operation of the Prevent Guidance generally.’

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Law Pod UK, 1st April 2019

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What do major copyright changes mean for internet freedom? – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2019 in copyright, EC law, freedom of expression, internet, news by sally

‘The European parliament approved the largest, and most contentious, overhaul of copyright legislation in two decades on Monday. When the directive comes into effect, it will be the biggest change to internet regulation since General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2019

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Slag Ltd – the businesses that are too rude for Companies House – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2019 in company directors, freedom of expression, names, news by sally

‘The UK registrar banned 87 companies for their risque names last year – but did any expletive-laden monikers make it through?’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2019

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“Prevent” ban on extremist speakers at universities is “unlawful”, Court of Appeal rules – Daily Telegraph

‘”Prevent” ban on extremist speakers at universities is “unlawful”, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th March 2019

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Tommy Robinson banned from Facebook and Instagram – The Guardian

‘Tommy Robinson, the far-right founder of the English Defence League, has been permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram for repeatedly breaking policies on hate speech, Facebook said.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2019

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As The State Continues Its Censorship, We Need To Remember That Drill Artists Have Free Speech Too – Rights Info

‘South London Drill artists AM and Skengdo were handed suspended jail sentences for performing their song ‘Attempted’ at a concert in Camden in December 2018.’

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Rights Info, 19th February 2019

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Lucy Bone on Confidentiality Clauses and Sexual Harassment – Littleton Chambers

‘Can an employer rely on a contractual confidentiality clause to prevent disclosure of allegations of harassment and discrimination? This was the question posed in Linklaters v. Mellish [2019] EWHC 177, heard by the High Court last week.’

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Littleton Chambers, 18th February 2019

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Is it OK to call my MP a Nazi? – Doughty Street Chambers

‘Colleague Joel Bennathan QC notes the increase in reports of abuse of those in public life, notably the recent “Nazi” slurs levelled against Anna Soubry MP in the street. But is that kind of behaviour a crime, and were the police at fault for not intervening at the time?’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 11th January 2019

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Drill music crackdown ‘fails to address root causes of youth violence’ – The Guardian

‘Campaigners and artists have sharply criticised the police crackdown on drill music, warning this “punitive” approach will ultimately fail to tackle the root causes of youth violence.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2019

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‘Free speech’ guidance issued for universities’ – OUT-LAW.com

‘Universities could be breaking the law if they, or their students’ unions, hold speaking events on campus and refuse to allow certain people or groups to put across their views, according to new ‘free speech’ guidance.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th February 2019

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Philip Green ends ‘gagging order’ legal action against Telegraph – The Guardian

‘Sir Philip Green and his business empire, Arcadia, have ended their legal claim against the Telegraph after the newspaper reported allegations of sexual and racial harassment against him.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2019

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MPs pass counter-terror bill amendments to protect aid workers – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in bills, charities, freedom of expression, media, news, terrorism by sally

‘MPs have passed amendments to the government’s latest counter-terrorism bill to try to protect British aid workers and journalists from facing criminal charges in conflict zones.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2019

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Parliament moves towards special inquiry into abuse of MPs – The Guardian

‘Parliament is moving towards a special inquiry into the abuse and harassment of MPs after repeated threats and other forms of intimidation in relation to Brexit and other issues.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2019

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