Supreme Court rejects appeal by Zambrano carer over provision – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 17th, 2017 in benefits, carers, children, EC law, housing, human rights, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has this week rejected a claim that the denial of mainstream welfare and housing provision to a Zambrano carer and her child was unlawful.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th November 2017

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Protected parties – CPR 21.10 compatible with ECHR ARTICLES 14 and 6 – defendant entitled to withdraw from compromise agreement – Zenith PI Blog

Posted November 14th, 2017 in agreements, civil procedure rules, compromise, human rights, news by tracey

‘Joseph James Penn Revill (a protected party proceedings by his litigation friend, Kirsty Marie Jarram) v Philip Damiani [2017] EWHC 2630 (QB). The claimant, who lacked the capacity to litigate and was acting by his litigation friend, sought damages for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident. His claim included a claim for future losses.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 13th November 2017

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‘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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Calls to Lower Voting Age Sidelined – But is There a Human Rights Argument? – Rightsinfo

Posted November 6th, 2017 in bills, elections, enfranchisement, human rights, news, treaties by tracey

‘MPs in Westminster today debated proposals to lower the voting age across the UK to 16 – but could there be a human rights argument for this?’

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Rightsinfo, 3rd November 2017

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Court allows defendant to ditch settlement reached three days before discount rate change – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court has upheld the right of a defendant in a personal injury claim to resile from a settlement agreement made three days before the discount rate was cut earlier this year.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd November 2017

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Social work, controversial views and fitness to practise: Ngole – Law & Religion UK

‘Felix Ngole, a second-year Master’s student on a social work course at Sheffield University, had been excluded from the course by the Faculty of Social Sciences Fitness to Practise [“FTP”] Committee after comments he posted on Facebook about his personal opposition to same-sex marriage. Before the Administrative Court, he argued that fitness to practise was a matter for the professional social work bodies rather than for the University. In R (Ngole) v University of Sheffield [2017] EWHC 2669 (Admin), however, Rowena Collins Rice, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, rejected his claim.’

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Law & Religion UK, 2nd November 2017

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Public Law Podcast Seminar on Radicalisation Part 2: Inquests and Article 2 ECHR – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in death in custody, human rights, inquests, mental health, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Inquests and Article 2 ECHR – Caroline Cross and Suzanne Lambert

The highlights of the Public Law Seminar given by members of 1 Crown Office Row are now available for podcast download here or from iTunes under Law Pod UK, Episodes 13, 14 and 15. For non-Apple devices the podcasts are available via the Audioboom app.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th October 2017

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Ratification of the Council of Europe convention on combating violence against women and domestic violence – Home Office

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in domestic violence, human rights, press releases, reports, treaties by tracey

‘The report sets out measures being taken by the government toward ratifying the Istanbul Convention.’

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Home Office, 1st November 2017

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UK mining firm in court over claims it mistreated environmental activists – The Guardian

‘A UK-registered mining company, which is now part of Glencore, is facing claims in a London court that it hired security forces to mistreat environmental activists protesting about a copper mine in Peru.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2017

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Human rights lawyer: prisoner votes plan is ‘cynical’ – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2017 in elections, human rights, news, prisons by sally

‘A lawyer for prisoners seeking the vote has called leaked government plans to enfranchise some inmates a “cynical” attempt to do the minimum required.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2017

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Prisoners Will Finally Be Given The Vote, Say Reports – Rights Info

‘A limited number of prisoners will be allowed to vote ending the UK’s total ban on prisoners voting, according to reports.’

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Rights Info, 29th October 2017

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Youth Justice System ‘Falls Short’ of Human Rights Obligations, MPs Claim – Rights Info

‘The current system of disclosing past convictions undermines the principles of the youth justice system, according to a report published today by the Justice Committee.’

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Rights Info, 27th October 2017

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Government reportedly planning to allow some UK prisoners to vote – The Guardian

‘The UK government is reportedly to scrap its blanket ban on prisoners being allowed to vote, 12 years after the European court of human rights ruled that it was unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 29th October 2017

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Law Pod UK Ep. 15: Inquests and Article Two – 1 COR

Posted October 30th, 2017 in EC law, human rights, inquests, news, treaties by sally

‘Caroline Cross and Rachel Marcus look at the link between inquests and Article Two of the European Convention on Human Rights. Recorded at the 2017 Public Law event at King’s College London.’

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Law Pod UK, 17th October 2017

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New terror laws ‘would criminalise thought’, watchdog warns – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2017 in criminal justice, human rights, internet, legislation, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Ministers should not “criminalise thought” with plans to prosecute people who view extremist content online, the UK’s terror watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2017

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Judge backs University of Sheffield in homosexuality comments row – BBC News

‘A university’s decision to expel a student for posting a comment online saying homosexuality was a sin was lawful, a court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2017

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Public Law Podcast Seminar on Radicalisation Part 1: Civil Law and Closed Hearing – UK Human Rights Blog

The first episode from the Public Law Seminar given by members of 1 Crown Office Row is now available for podcast download here or from iTunes under Law Pod UK. Look for Episode 13: Tackling radicalisation through the civil courts.

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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th October 2017

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Youth crime disclosure rules wholly inappropriate, say MPs – BBC News

‘Rules on disclosing crimes committed in childhood in England and Wales should be “radically revised”, say MPs.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2017

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Lucy Eastwood – “A law on the move: Are Local Authorities vicariously liable for abuse committed by foster parents against children in their care?” – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The law of vicarious liability is on the move” proclaimed Lord Phillips in the last judgment he delivered as President of the Supreme Court: Various Claimants v Catholic Child Welfare Society [2012] UKSC 56, (“the Christian Brothers case”). In a judgment recently handed down by the Supreme Court in the case of Armes (Appellant) v Nottinghamshire County Council (Respondent) [2017] UKSC 60, His Lordship has been proved correct.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd October 2017

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No right to assisted death: Conway v Secretary of State for Justice – Cloisters

Posted October 20th, 2017 in assisted suicide, human rights, news by sally

‘In recent years, disabled and terminally ill applicants have brought repeated legal challenges to section 2 of the Suicide Act 1961, which makes it an offence intentionally to do an act capable of encouraging or assisting the suicide or attempted suicide of another. Anna Beale considers Conway v Secretary of State for Justice, the most recent contribution to this difficult and complex area of law.’

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Cloisters, 6th October 2017

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