Police review whether investigation into David Starkey interview with Darren Grimes is ‘proportionate’ – The Independent

Posted October 15th, 2020 in forced labour, genocide, internet, media, news, police, prosecutions, public order by tracey

‘Police are reviewing a controversial investigation into an interview with historian David Starkey to ensure it is “proportionate”.’

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The Independent, 14th October 2020

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Uighurs could be allowed to seek genocide ruling against China in UK – The Guardian

‘Uighurs and other Muslim minorities would be given the right to petition a UK high court judge to declare that genocide is taking place in China, requiring the UK government to curtail trade ties with Beijing, under proposals brought by MPs and peers.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2020

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The luck of the law – when is criminal conduct a matter of concern to the international community? – 6KBW College Hill

Posted February 11th, 2020 in chambers articles, genocide, international courts, international law, news, torture by sally

‘Certain crimes transcend the territorial confines of any State and become a matter of concern to the world as a whole. In those cases, where a domestic prosecution is not likely or possible, other States or international courts may step in. Such crimes may qualify by the gravity of the acts themselves, as with genocide or crimes against humanity, or by the context in which they are committed, as in war crimes. Yet two recent cases – one in the UK, one at the International Court of Justice – demonstrate that external political factors can be equally determinative of whether a prosecution for the gravest of crimes will take place.’

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6KBW College Hill, 11th February 2020

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 18th, 2019 in genocide, legislation by tracey

Non-Domestic Rating (Preparation for Digital Services) Act 2019

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Act 2019

Source: www.legisaltion.gov.uk

Rwandan considered involved in genocide wins UK settlement appeal – Free Movement

Posted June 29th, 2016 in appeals, genocide, news, refugees by sally

‘The case of Ruhumuliza (Article 1F and “undesirable”) [2016] UKUT 284 (IAC) concerns an Anglican bishop judged by the Secretary of State on the balance of probabilities to have been involved in crimes against humanity, specifically genocide, in Rwanda in 1994. He was therefore excluded from the protection of the Refugee Convention by the Secretary of State. He disputed the allegations but had not challenged the Home Office decision in court.’

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Free Movement, 28th June 2016

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Former Serbian general awarded £50,000 over Wakefield prison attack – The Guardian

‘A former Serbian general convicted of genocide for his part in the Srebrenica massacre has been awarded more than £50,000 in compensation from the Ministry of Justice after his throat was cut in a British prison.’

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the Guardian, 16th October 2015

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Britain is leading the charge against basic human rights, Amnesty claims – The Independent

‘Increased surveillance in Britain, along with the reduction of access to justice, have contributed to one of the worst assaults on human rights in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall, according to a damning assessment by Amnesty International.’

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The Independent, 25th February 2015

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Supreme Court to rule on Rwandan genocide extradition this week – The Independent

‘Supreme Court judges will be asked this week to rule whether five men accused of taking part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide should be extradited to face trial.’

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The Independent, 2nd November 2014

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The end of Slobodan Milošević – Gresham College Lecture

Posted October 5th, 2012 in crimes against humanity, genocide, international courts, lectures, war crimes by tracey

“Slobodan Milošević died a few months before the end of his trial.  There were no closing arguments and there was no judgment by the judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia – the ICTY. Sir Geoffrey Nice had been preparing closing arguments as the case proceeded and will explain what some of them were.”


Lecture by Sir Geoffrey Nice

Gresham College, 2nd October 2012

Source: www.gresham.ac.uk

Straw: UK will not be a safe haven to those who commit genocide – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 26th, 2009 in crimes against humanity, genocide, news, prosecutions, war crimes by sally

“The UK will not be a safe haven to those accused of heinous crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, Justice Secretary Jack Straw said today as he announced changes to strengthen the law.”

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Ministry of Justice, 26th October 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Genocide – Jack Straw to strengthen law – Ministry of Justice

“New plans to strengthen the law on genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity were announced by Justice Secretary Jack Straw today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 7th July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Law targets war crime suspects living in UK – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2009 in crimes against humanity, genocide, news, prosecutions, war crimes by sally

“War crime suspects who have fled to Britain after being involved in genocide or crimes against humanity dating back to 1991 will face prosecution in UK courts under proposals announced by the justice secretary, Jack Straw yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 8th July 2009

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War crime suspects may see UK immunity loophole closed – The Observer

Posted July 6th, 2009 in genocide, immunity, news, war crimes by sally

“There has been a huge increase in action against suspected war criminals by the UK authorities, the Guardian has learned, as anti-genocide campaigners await an announcement on Tuesday on whether the government will act to end immunity for genocide suspects.”

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The Observer, 5th July 2009

Source: www.http://observer.guardian.co.uk/

Call to close genocide loophole – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2009 in genocide, news, war crimes by sally

“Legal loopholes which allow foreign war criminals to escape prosecution in the UK should be closed, a report says.”

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BBC News, 15th June 2009

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Man accused of taking part in Rwandan genocide wants to face trial in UK – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 14th, 2009 in extradition, genocide, news by sally

“A man accused of taking part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide has said he wanted to face trial in the UK and clear his name.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2009

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Judges order release of four men accused over Rwanda genocide – The Guardian

Posted April 9th, 2009 in genocide, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“Four men accused of taking part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide were ordered to be set free today after a British court ruled they would be at risk of a miscarriage of justice if they faced trial in Rwanda.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2009

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Suspected Holocaust denier Dr Gerald Toben wins extradition fight –

Posted October 30th, 2008 in extradition, genocide, inciting racial hatred, internet, news by sally

“Suspected Holocaust denier Dr Gerald Toben has won his fight against extradition to Germany where he is wanted for allegedly publishing anti-Semitic material on his website.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th October 2008

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Rwandan suspects to be extradited – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2008 in extradition, genocide, news by sally

“Magistrates in London have upheld a request to extradite four men to Rwanda to face mass murder charges.”

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BBC News, 6th June 2008

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EU makes it against law to condone genocide – The Times

Posted April 20th, 2007 in EC law, genocide, news by sally

“Condoning or ‘grossly trivialising’ genocide will become a crime punishable by up to three years in prison across Europe, although justice ministers failed to agree a specific ban on denying the Holocaust yesterday.”

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The Times, 20th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk