Iraq inquiry: military police chief ordered before judges – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2009 in armed forces, disclosure, Iraq, murder, news by sally

“The government’s most senior lawyer and the head of the military police have been ordered to the high court tomorrow to explain why they have failed to release documents about the aftermath of a fierce gunfight in Iraq when British troops are accused of mutilating and murdering civilians.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2009

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British troops ‘breached human rights laws’ during Iraqi interrogations – The Times

Posted April 23rd, 2009 in armed forces, human rights, Iraq, news by sally

“British troops were accused at the High Court yesterday of using interrogation techniques on Iraqi civilian detainees that breached human rights laws.”

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The Times, 23rd April 2009

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Judge refuses Iraq war ‘torture death’ probe – The Independent

Posted February 26th, 2009 in armed forces, human rights, inquiries, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“An Iraqi who claims his brother was arrested by British forces and tortured and killed during the Iraq war has failed in a High Court bid to win an inquiry into the death under human rights laws.”

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The Independent, 25th February 2009

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Straw vetoes publication of cabinet Iraq war minutes – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2009 in freedom of information, Iraq, news, public interest, veto, war by sally

“Jack Straw today said he would take the unprecedented step of vetoing the release of cabinet minutes relating to the decision to invade Iraq.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2009

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Jack Straw issues ‘veto’ certificate under the Freedom of Information Act – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 24th, 2009 in freedom of information, Iraq, news, public interest, veto, war by sally

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw has issued a ‘veto’ certificate under section 53 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), overruling the Information Tribunal’s decision of 27 January upholding the Information Commissioner’s decision of 19 February 2008.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd February 2009

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Regina (Al-Saadoon and Another) v Secretary of State for Defence – Times Law Reports

Posted February 4th, 2009 in detention, human rights, Iraq, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Regina (Al-Saadoon and Another) v Secretary of State for Defence

Court of Appeal

“Iraqi detainees held in a United Kingdom internment facility in Iraq on the authority of the local criminal court were not under the jurisdiction of the UK for the purposes of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Times, 4th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Secret Cabinet minutes on Iraq must be made public, tribunal rules – The Times

Posted January 28th, 2009 in freedom of information, Iraq, news, war by sally

“Minutes of Cabinet discussions on the legality of war in Iraq have been ordered to be made public by the Information Tribunal, which today rejected appeals by the head of the civil service to keep them secret.”

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The Times, 27th January 2009

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R (Al-Saadoon and another ) v Secretary of State for Defence – WLR Daily

Posted January 26th, 2009 in detention, human rights, Iraq, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

R (Al-Saadoon and another ) v Secretary of State for Defence; [2009] WLR (D) 17

Iraqi detainees held in a UK internment facility in Iraq on the authority of the local criminal court were not under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom for the purposes of art 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

WLR Daily, 23rd January 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.

New admission over legal advice on Iraq invasion – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2009 in attorney general, Iraq, news, war by sally

“Government fails to provide proof that the former attorney general was not pressured to change his initial opinion that 2003 invasion could be illegal.”

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The Guardian, 13th January 2009

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Lawyers query transfer of Iraqis accused of killing British troops – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2009 in extradition, injunctions, Iraq, news by sally

“Lawyers are taking the government to court today over the way two Iraqi men were sent for trial in Baghdad despite last-minute injunctions ordering them to remain in British custody.”

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The Guardian, 12th January 2009

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Judge in Baha Mousa death inquiry to question ‘every witness’ – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2008 in armed forces, Iraq, news, torture, witnesses by sally

“The judge presiding over the public inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa, the Iraqi hotel receptionist killed while in the custody of British troops in Basra, made clear today that he intended to question every soldier who witnessed the incident, whether or not they were directly responsible.”

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The Guardian, 20th November 2008

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Freed from his judicial shackles, Lord Bingham delivers his judgment on the Iraq war – The Times

Posted November 20th, 2008 in attorney general, Iraq, judges, news, war by sally

“Never underestimate the determination of a quiet man — or the power of a recently retired senior law lord.”

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The Times, 19th November 2008

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Lord Bingham attacks Bush for ‘cynical’ disregard for international law – The Times

Posted November 19th, 2008 in international law, Iraq, news, war by sally

“One of Britain’s most senior legal figures has castigated the Bush administration for its ‘cynical’ disregard for the rule of international law and the UK’s record as ‘an occupying power in Iraq’.”

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The Times, 18th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Iraqis accused of killing soldiers at risk of torture, court told – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2008 in human rights, Iraq, news, torture, war crimes by sally

“Two Iraqis accused of killing British soldiers risk being tortured and executed, in violation of their human rights, if they are tried in Iraq for war crimes, the high court was told yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 19th November 2008

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Iraq war legal advice flawed, says ex-law lord – The

Posted November 18th, 2008 in attorney general, Iraq, news, war by sally

“Legal advice given to Tony Blair prior to the invasion of Iraq was fundamentally ‘flawed’, a former senior law lord said today.”

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The Independent, 18th November 2008

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Mousa witnesses granted immunity – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2008 in armed forces, immunity, Iraq, news, torture, witnesses by sally

“Witnesses giving evidence to an inquiry into the death of Iraqi Baha Mousa have been told they will not have it used against them in criminal proceedings.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2008

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MoD admits abusing Iraqis – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 16th, 2008 in armed forces, assault, Iraq, news by sally

“Iraqi civilians assaulted by British troops are likely to be compensated with more than £1 million after the Ministry of Defence admitted soldiers acted unlawfully.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

No softening of asylum rules for the Iraqis who risked their lives – The Times

Posted September 11th, 2008 in asylum, interpreters, Iraq, news by sally

“Lawyers acting for Iraqi interpreters who risked their lives working for the British military in Iraq failed yesterday to ease the tight conditions that must be met for them to be resettled in Britain.”

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The Times, 11th September 2008

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Father in legal bid for dead son – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2008 in armed forces, inquests, Iraq, news by sally

“The father of a Welsh Territorial Army soldier killed in Iraq five years ago has begun a legal battle for a full investigation into his son’s death.”

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BBC News, 9th August 2008

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No charges over reporter’s death – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2008 in armed forces, Iraq, news, unlawful killing by sally

“There is insufficient evidence to prosecute any US soldier over the death of ITN journalist Terry Lloyd in Iraq, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk