UK refusal to issue gender-neutral passports unlawful, high court told – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2018 in gender, human rights, news, passports, sex discrimination by sally

‘Issuing gender-neutral passports would not require any change in UK law and the documents would be recognised internationally, the high court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2018

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Cliff Richard case ‘likely to have massive implications’ – BBC News

‘When South Yorkshire Police raided Sir Cliff Richard’s home in August 2014, he was in Portugal, but the BBC was outside, with a helicopter standing by.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2018

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High court judge backs end-of-life care plan for toddler on life support – The Guardian

‘A high court judge has endorsed an end-of-life care plan for a 23-month-old boy who has been at the centre of a life-support treatment legal battle.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2018

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Solar power settlement is “largest ever” Human Rights Act payment – Litigation Futures

Posted April 5th, 2018 in compensation, energy, environmental protection, human rights, news by sally

‘A law firm has said it has helped obtain the “largest ever sum” recovered by a Human Rights Act claim, after the government settled longstanding litigation by solar energy companies at just under £60m.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th April 2018

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Violist wins against Royal Opera House for hearing loss – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The ROH has been found liable for failing to protect the hearing of its musicians and for causing acoustic shock to former viola player Chris Goldscheider. This is the first time a musical institution has been found responsible for damage to the hearing of musicians, and the first time that acoustic shock as been recognised as an injury sounding in damages.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd April 2018

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Alfie Evans ‘about to be murdered’, says father after court defeat – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2018 in children, euthanasia, human rights, medical treatment, news, trials by tracey

‘The father of seriously-ill Alfie Evans said his son had been “failed disgracefully by the system” after losing a last-ditch legal bid at the European court of human rights.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2018

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Removing a party to proceedings: A Local Authority v F and others – Family Law

‘Family analysis: Following A Local Authority v F and others [2018] EWHC 451 (Fam), [2018] All ER (D) 68 (Mar) Gemma Taylor QC, of 42 Bedford Row Chambers, explains the circumstances under which a local authority can be absolved of its duties to consult with a parent and provide information.’

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Family Law, 27th March 2018

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Coroner who refuses to let Jewish or Muslim burials skip the queue accused of breaching human rights – Daily Telegraph

‘A coroner who refuses to allow Jews or Muslims to skip the burial queue has been accused of breaching human rights laws at the High Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2018

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The ‘reasonable citizen’ — Sergei Skripal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In Secretary of State for the Home Department v Sergei Skripal [2018] EWCOP 6, Mr Justice Williams made a best interests decision that blood samples could be taken by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons from Sergei and Yulia Skirpal in order that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OCPW) could undertake their own analysis to find evidence of possible nerve agents. Both Sergei and Yulia were and remain unconscious and in a critical condition, and were unable to consent to such blood samples being taken.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th March 2018

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Failings in mental healthcare are violating basic human rights – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in human rights, mental health, news, ombudsmen, reports by sally

‘My report shows that too many people in the UK aren’t being treated with the dignity and respect they should expect when in crisis.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2018

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Duty of Care Owed by the MoJ to Serving Prisoners Limited to Matters Arising out of their Custody – Zenith Chambers

Posted March 20th, 2018 in duty of care, human rights, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons by sally

‘In this case the claimant claimed damages from the MoJ for personal arising from clinical negligence and breach of his rights under ECHR art.3.’

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Zenith Chambers, 2nd March 2018

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Immigration Detention: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back — Sophie Walker – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 20th, 2018 in bail, detention, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘New legislation significantly curtails accommodation provision for those seeking release from immigration detention. The likely result is more and more people being held in immigration detention.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th March 2018

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Parliament warned of ‘threat to profession’s independence’ over legal aid funding decisions – Legal Futures

Posted March 16th, 2018 in human rights, legal aid, legal profession, news, select committees by tracey

‘There is a “worrying trend” towards potential government interference in decisions over the grant of legal aid that threaten the independence of the profession, a leading solicitor warned parliamentarians this week.’

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Legal Futures, 16th March 2018

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Government wins High Court appeal against ruling benefit cap unlawfully discriminates – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2018 in appeals, benefits, children, housing, human rights, judicial review, news by tracey

‘The Government has won a Court of Appeal challenge against a ruling that its controversial benefit cap unlawfully discriminates against lone parents with children under two.
It follows a High Court ruling last year which found that the benefit cap, which limits the income households receive in certain benefits, unlawfully discriminates against single parents with very young children.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2018

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Should the UK Make it Easier to Punish Foreign Human Rights Abusers? – Rights Info

Posted March 14th, 2018 in foreign jurisdictions, human rights, news, sanctions, state liability by sally

‘In the wake of the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter with ‘military grade’ nerve gas, the government is considering a tough new sanctions regime to target foreign human rights abusers.’

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Rights Info, 13th March 2018

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Guidance on Art 5 compliance when a child in local authority care is deprived of their liberty – Family Law

‘In Re A-F (Children) (Care Orders: Restrictions on Liberty) [2018] EWHC 138 (Fam) the court gave guidance on when Art 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is engaged in relation to a child in the care of the local authority, and the procedures necessary to ensure the deprivation of liberty is lawful.’

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Family Law, 13th March 2018

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European court rejects appeal in Isaiah Haastrup life support case – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2018 in appeals, birth, children, consent, human rights, medical treatment, news by sally

‘An 11th-hour appeal to European court judges by the father of the profoundly brain-damaged baby Isaiah Haastrup to try to prevent doctors from withdrawing his son’s life-sustaining treatment has failed.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2018

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Worboys and Ullah: Do UK Courts have to follow Strasbourg to the letter? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 5th, 2018 in appeals, duty of care, human rights, judgments, news, Supreme Court, treaties by tracey

‘Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v DSD and Anor [2018] UKSC 11. I focus on one point of disagreement between the judges, which is whether a court, before holding that the state owes an investigative duty for the actions of private parties, would require the clearest statement in consistent decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd March 2018

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Duty of care owed by the MOJ to serving prisoners limited to matters arising out of their custody – Zenith PI

Posted March 5th, 2018 in duty of care, health, human rights, medical treatment, negligence, news, prisons by tracey

‘Benius Razumas v Ministry of Justice [2018] EWHC 215 (QB): In this case the claimant claimed damages from the MoJ for personal arising from clinical negligence and breach of his rights under ECHR art.3.’

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Zenith PI, 2nd March 2018

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Opelo Kgari: Woman brought to UK from Botswana as a child 14 years ago given last-minute reprieve from deportation after being driven to Heathrow – The Independent

Posted March 5th, 2018 in children, demonstrations, deportation, detention, human rights, immigration, news by tracey

‘A woman who spoke out to The Independent about Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre just days ago has narrowly avoided deportation following an intervention by MPs.’

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The Independent, 4th March 2018

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