Guard family calls for fair trial – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2009 in Iraq, murder, news by sally

“The family of a man from Lancashire who has been arrested in Iraq over a double fatal shooting say they fear he may not get a fair trial.”

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BBC News, 11th August 2009

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Blair to be called to Iraq war inquiry – The Independent

Posted July 30th, 2009 in inquiries, Iraq, news by sally

“Tony Blair will be called to give evidence to the Iraq war inquiry, its chairman confirmed today.”

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The Independent, 30th July 2009

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Iraq war inquiry to be launched – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2009 in inquiries, Iraq, news by sally

“Opposition parties are set to press for the Iraq war inquiry to be held largely in public when the long-awaited probe is officially launched later.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2009

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Civilian engineer loses claim against MoD over blast injuries in Iraq – The Times

Posted July 24th, 2009 in damages, Iraq, news, personal injuries by sally

“A civilian engineer wounded in a bomb blast in Iraq lost a claim for damages against the Ministry of Defence and a private consultancy today. The ruling is a potential blow for other people hoping to sue for injuries sustained in a war zone.”

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The Times, 2th July 2009

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Father wins Iraq inquest review – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2009 in inquests, Iraq, judicial review, news by sally

“The father of a soldier killed in Iraq has won permission to challenge a coroner’s decision not to hold a full investigation into his son’s death.”

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BBC News, 22nd July 2009

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Widow sues over Iraq ambush death – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2009 in compensation, duty of care, Iraq, news by sally

“A widow whose security consultant husband died during an ambush in Iraq has begun a High Court claim for about £300,000 compensation over his death.”

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BBC News, 20th July 2009

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R (Al-Sweady and others) v Secretary of State for Defence – WLR Daily

Posted July 15th, 2009 in disclosure, human rights, Iraq, law reports, public interest immunity by sally

R (Al-Sweady and others) v Secretary of State for Defence [2009] EWHC 1687 (Admin); [2009] WLR (D) 238

“The complete integrity of public interest immunity certificates and the schedules attached to them, signed by ministers of the Crown, was absolutely essential in all cases in which they were put forward. The courts had to be able to have complete confidence in the credibility and reliability of such certificates and schedules. Nothing less was acceptable.”

WLR Daily, 14th July 2009

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.

Iraqi interpreters to sue MoD for not protecting them – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2009 in armed forces, duty of care, interpreters, Iraq, news by sally

“A total of 25 claimants, most of them interpreters, claim they were owed a duty of care by the Government and are expected to launch legal action later this week, according to the BBC.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th July 2009

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MoD may face hundreds of new torture claims – The Independent

Posted July 13th, 2009 in armed forces, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“The Ministry of Defence faces the threat of hundreds of claims for alleged abuse and torture of Iraqi civilians by British soldiers. Lawyers say emerging evidence of abuses, including use of electric shocks, points to a systematic policy of sensory deprivation, sleep deprivation and beatings throughout the occupation of Basra, which must have been authorised by senior officers or politicians and known to hundreds of soldiers.”

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The Independent, 12th July 2009

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Baha Mousa public inquiry to examine allegations of torture in British custody – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 13th, 2009 in armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“A major public inquiry into the death of an Iraqi civilian called Baha Mousa in British military custody with the former Queen’s Lancashire Regiment will begin on Monday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2009

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MoD drops opposition to Basra deaths inquiry – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2009 in armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“The defence secretary, Bob Ainsworth, has conceded the need for a fresh independent inquiry into the deaths of Iraqis in Basra in 2004 after allegations they were tortured and killed by British troops, the high court was told today.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2009

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Army faces 20 more abuse claims from Iraqi civilians – The Independent

Posted July 1st, 2009 in armed forces, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“The British Army faces 20 fresh claims of torture and abuse of Iraqi civilians in a series of damaging cases being prepared by human rights lawyers in the High Court in London.”

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The Independent, 1st July 2009

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Public grilling for Gordon Brown and Tony Blair in Iraq inquiry – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2009 in Iraq, news, war by sally

“Gordon Brown and Tony Blair face being questioned in public over their roles in the run-up to the Iraq war after the chairman of the independent inquiry indicated that he is to summon the prime minister and his predecessor to give evidence.”

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2009

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Iraq inquiry likely to be public as Gordon Brown prepares for U-turn – The Guardian

Posted June 22nd, 2009 in inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

“The government has given its strongest indication yet that it may back down over plans to hold the forthcoming Iraq inquiry in secret.”

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The Guardian, 21st June 2009

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Falconer backs public Iraq probe – BBC News

Posted June 19th, 2009 in inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

“Former cabinet minister Lord Falconer has joined calls for the Iraq inquiry to be held ‘largely’ in public.”

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BBC News, 19th June 2009

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Brown under pressure to open Iraq inquiry to public – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2009 in inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

“Gordon Brown has been forced to open up the terms of the newly announced Iraq war inquiry after facing hostility to his plans from a broad coalition of former generals, former prime minister John Major and peers from all parties.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2009

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Retreat? Hutton and Butler ‘back public Iraq inquiry’ – The Independent

Posted June 18th, 2009 in Iraq, news, war by sally

“Gordon Brown set to make U-turn over Iraq war inquiry and hold sections in public after attack by military and intelligence chiefs.”

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The Independent, 18th June 2009

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Brown announces Iraq war inquiry – but it will be behind closed doors – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2009 in Iraq, news, private hearings, war by sally

“Gordon Brown will attempt to win over Labour MPs this week by formally announcing an inquiry into the Iraq war. In a move designed to draw a line under the most controversial act of a Labour government, the Prime Minister will announce the investigation into the decision to go to war in 2003 and its protracted and bloody aftermath.”

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The Independent, 14th June 2009

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Foreign Office abandoned me to Iraqi jail torture, Briton says – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2009 in imprisonment, Iraq, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“A British man who spent more than two years in an Iraqi jail has told the Guardian that he was abandoned by the British government and feared it would leave him to die.”

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The Guardian, 29th May 2009

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Iraqi looters awarded £1m compensation – Sunday Telegraph

Posted May 18th, 2009 in armed forces, compensation, Iraq, news by sally

“Nine Iraqi civilians who were abused by British troops have been awarded almost £1 million in compensation, it can be revealed.”

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Sunday Telegraph, 17th May 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk