Appeasement it may be, but exclusion of Iranian dissident not a matter for the courts – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 22nd, 2012 in freedom of expression, Iran, news, parliament by sally

“The High Court has upheld an order by the Home Secretary preventing Maryam Rajavi, a prominent Iranian dissident, from speaking in Parliament. The exclusion order was imposed because of concerns about the deterioration of bilateral relationships between this country and the Iranian government, and fears that if the exclusion order was lifted there could be reprisals that put British nationals at risk and make further consular cooperation even more problematic. For further details of the Home Secretary’s decision see Henry Oliver’s excellent discussion of the case ‘Free Speech and Iranian Dissent in Parliament’.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st March 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury – WLR Daily

Posted June 16th, 2010 in banking, Iran, law reports, nuclear weapons, proportionality, terrorism by sally

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury [2010] EWHC 1332 (QB); [2010] WLR (D) 148

“The powers conferred on HM Treasury by Sch 7 to the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 to give directions by order to persons operating in the United Kingdom financial sector could be lawfully exercised without allowing persons likely to be adversely affected by the order an opportunity to make prior representations; and the test of proportionality applied by para 9(6) of Sch 7 to the requirements imposed by such a direction was to be interpreted consistently with the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, according to which the means used did not always have to be limited to the minimum necessary to accomplish the legislative objective.”

WLR Daily, 15th June 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Statement by the Chief Executive of the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales, The Chairman of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and the President of the Law Society of England and Wales – The Bar Council

Posted August 27th, 2009 in Iran, news, trials by sally

“The Chief Executive of the Bar Council of England and Wales, the Chairman of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and the President of the Law Society of England and Wales express their deep concern at reports of mass trials being held in Iran following the political unrest after the disputed June presidential elections.”

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The Bar Council, 26th August 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

MoD facing legal action over pair held without charge in Afghan jail – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2009 in armed forces, Iran, news, rendition by sally

“The Ministry of Defence faces legal action over its refusal to identify two men handed over by British troops in Iraq to American forces who subsequently transferred them to the infamous ‘dark prison’ at Bagram in Afghanistan.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Asylum for lesbian on the run from Iran – The Independent

Posted February 16th, 2009 in asylum, homosexuality, Iran, news by sally

“A lesbian who fled Iran after her girlfriend was arrested and sentenced to death in Tehran has won her battle to be granted asylum in Britain.”

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The Independent, 16th February 2009

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Iraq dossier memos ‘must be released’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2008 in disclosure, freedom of information, Iran, news, war by sally

“Memos and emails showing how the Government’s Iraq war dossier was ‘sexed up’ must be released, the information commissioner has ordered.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Iran is safe for ‘discreet’ gays, says Jacqui Smith – The Independent

Posted June 23rd, 2008 in asylum, homosexuality, Iran, news by sally

“Gay and lesbian asylum-seekers can be safely deported to Iran as long as they live their lives ‘discreetly’, the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, has claimed.”

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The Independent, 23rd June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

BE (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Report

Posted June 18th, 2008 in armed forces, asylum, Iran, law reports by sally

BE (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“An Iranian soldier who deserted to avoid carrying out an order to plant land mines in peacetime which were liable to kill or maim civilians was entitled to protection as a refugee.”

The Times, 18th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Gay student who faced execution in Iran granted asylum in Britain – The Independent

Posted May 21st, 2008 in asylum, homosexuality, Iran, news by sally

“A gay man who faces the death penalty in Iran has won asylum in the UK after protests prompted the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, to reconsider his case.”

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The Independent, 21st May 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina (Smith) v Assistant Deputy Coroner for Oxfordshire – WLR Daily

Posted April 16th, 2008 in armed forces, human rights, inquests, Iran, law reports by sally

Regina (Smith) v Assistant Deputy Coroner for Oxfordshire [2006] EWHC 694 (Admin); [2008] WLR (D) 108

“The procedural obligations arising under art 2 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms applied to an inquest on an United Kingdom soldier who had died of hyperthermia while on active service in Iraq.”

WLR Daily, 15th April 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Asylum: the peers’ revolt – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2008 in asylum, deportation, Iran, news by sally

“Britain must radically change its immigration policy and end immediately the deportation of failed asylum-seekers who fear persecution in Iran, a group of leading peers will tell the Government today.”

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The Independent, 28th March 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Reprieve for gay Iranian who fears he will be killed – The Times

Posted March 14th, 2008 in asylum, homosexuality, Iran, news by sally

“A gay Iranian teenager is to be allowed to stay in Britain because his case is now so notorious that it would be dangerous to deport him to Tehran.”

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The Times, 14th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Gay teenager is facing gallows as his asylum bid is rejected – The Times

Posted March 12th, 2008 in asylum, homosexuality, Iran, news by sally

“A gay Iranian teenager faces deportation from Britain and execution in his home country after a Dutch court refused to hear his asylum claim.”

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The Times, 12th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

A life or death decision – The Independent

Posted March 6th, 2008 in asylum, homosexuality, Iran, special report by sally

“Mehdi Kazemi is a gay teenager from Iran. He sought sanctuary in Britain after his boyfriend was hanged for homosexuality. So why is Britain so determined to send him back to Tehran – to almost certain execution?”

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The Independent, 6th March 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk