The desire to live: AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17 – No. 5 Chambers

‘In AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17, Lord Wilson calls the European Court on Rights out on its claim that in Paposhvili v Belgium [2017] Imm AR 867, it was doing no more than “clarifying” its judgment in N v United Kingdom (2008) 47 EHRR 39 as to the circumstances in which removal or deportation will breach Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Close readers of the judgment in Paposhvili will be well aware of the numerous points at which the court uses, it is hard to doubt, intentionally, the very same language as is used in N to come to different conclusions.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 29th April 2020

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New Judgment: AM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 17 – UKSC Blog

‘This appeal related to the UK’s ability to deport a Zimbabwean citizen who, whilst being lawfully resident in the UK, had committed serious crimes. He sought to challenge the decision to deport him on the basis of ECHR, article 3. Being HIV positive, he argued that if deported he would be unable to access the medication he receives in the UK and which prevents his relapse into AIDS.’

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UKSC Blog, 29th April 2020

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Home Office barred from deporting Zimbabwean with HIV – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2020 in criminal records, deportation, HIV, human rights, news, Supreme Court, Zimbabwe by sally

‘UK Home Office efforts to deport an HIV-positive Zimbabwean man because of his lengthy criminal record have been blocked after the supreme court ruled removing him would breach his human rights.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2020

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Guilt and anger surface as infected blood inquiry hears evidence – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2020 in blood products, HIV, inquiries, news by sally

‘The guilt of infected blood donors and the anger of victims whose diagnosis of HIV and hepatitis C was withheld from them for years has emerged as evidence given in secret was read out to a public hearing in London.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2020

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Ministers reject calls for immediate compensation for infected blood victims – The Guardian

‘Calls for immediate compensation for thousands of victims contaminated by infected NHS blood have been rejected by ministers at a meeting with campaigners and survivors – but more health support may be made available.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2020

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Contaminated blood: What caused the NHS scandal? – BBC News

‘The infection of up to 30,000 people with contaminated blood has been called the biggest treatment disaster in NHS history. Thousands have died.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2019

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Cover-up fears as hundreds of contaminated blood files ‘vanish’ before inquiry can see them – The Independent

Posted February 12th, 2019 in blood products, HIV, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

‘Victims of the contaminated blood scandal have raised fears of a cover-up after it emerged hundreds of “crucial” documents were removed by government officials and are now missing.’

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The Independent, 11th February 2019

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NHS forced to pay compensation to 1,200 staff worried they have been infected after needle prick – Daily Telegraph

‘More than 1,200 NHS staff have won compensation after being injured by needles potentially infected with HIV or hepatitis over the past six years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2018

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Father who ‘deliberately’ infected two women with HIV claims he was contaminated when a man sexually abused him – Daily Telegrpah

Posted October 31st, 2018 in grievous bodily harm, guilty pleas, HIV, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who “deliberately” infected two women with the HIV told a court he got the virus when a man sexually abused him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th October 2018

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Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry ‘must uncover truth’ – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2018 in blood products, HIV, hospitals, inquiries, news by sally

‘Campaigners say it is time to find out the truth about the contaminated blood scandal that left nearly 3,000 people dead, as a public inquiry begins.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2018

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Lancashire man pleads guilty to infecting two women with HIV – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in bail, grievous bodily harm, HIV, news by sally

‘A Lancashire man has pleaded guilty to infecting two women with HIV.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

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Daryll Rowe jailed for infecting men with HIV – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2018 in grievous bodily harm, health, HIV, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who said he was “riddled” with HIV and convicted of trying to infect 10 men has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 years.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2018

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Law Pod UK Ep.17: Prospects for the Tainted Blood Inquiry – 1 COR

Posted November 28th, 2017 in blood products, HIV, inquiries, news by sally

‘Theresa May has announced a statutory inquiry into how contaminated blood transfusions infected thousands of people with hepatitis C and HIV. Rosalind English talks to Jim Duffy about how it will differ from earlier investigations.’

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Law Pod UK, 27th November 2017

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Daryll Rowe guilty of infecting men with HIV – BBC news

Posted November 16th, 2017 in grievous bodily harm, HIV, news by tracey

‘A man has been convicted of trying to infect 10 men with HIV in a “campaign” to infect as many as possible.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2017

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Woman jailed for ‘HIV spit’ in Essex policeman’s mouth – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2017 in assault, compensation, HIV, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman has been jailed for spitting in a police officer’s mouth and telling him she was HIV positive.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2017

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Contaminated blood scandal: Victims win right to seek damages after thousands infected in 1970s and 80s – The Independent

‘Victims of the contaminated blood scandal in the 1970s and 80s have won the right to launch a High Court action for damages.’

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The Independent, 26th September 2017

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Nottingham man jailed for deliberately infecting lovers with HIV – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2017 in grievous bodily harm, HIV, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for infecting two former lovers with HIV after purposely not telling them he had the virus.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2017

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Contaminated blood inquiry runs into trouble as victims boycott consultation – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2017 in blood products, government departments, HIV, inquiries, news, victims by tracey

‘Officials forced to rethink plans as all key campaign groups refuse to attend meeting due to involvement of Department of Health.’

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The Guardian, 21st july 2017

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Tainted blood scandal victim’s son to sue amid cover-up allegations – The Independent

‘A family member of a victim of the “biggest treatment disaster in the history of the NHS” plans to launch a landmark legal case amid allegations of a Government cover-up.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2017

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‘Blood contamination tore my family apart’ – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2017 in blood products, health, HIV, inquiries, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Thousands of people with haemophilia were infected with HIV and hepatitis as a result of NHS treatments in the 1970s and 80s. But their families are still seeking a public inquiry into the scandal.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2017

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