Lord Goldsmith refuses to publish advice to Army over use of torture – The Independent

Posted May 30th, 2007 in armed forces, human rights, Iraq, news by sally

“The Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, is under growing pressure to disclose his advice to the Army on whether British soldiers in Iraq needed to comply with the Human Rights Act.”

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The Independent, 30th May 2007

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Human rights in Iraq: a case to answer – The Independent

Posted May 29th, 2007 in armed forces, human rights, Iraq, news by sally

“The Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, is facing accusations that he told the Army its soldiers were not bound by the Human Rights Act when arresting, detaining and interrogating Iraqi prisoners.”

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The Independent, 29th May 2007

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Freedom of information: Government could be forced to publish secrets of Iraq memo – The Independent

Posted May 11th, 2007 in freedom of information, Iraq, official secrets act by sally

“What did Tony Blair tell George Bush when they discussed Iraq? Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, considers how the Freedom of Information Act might provide the answer.”

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The Independent, 11th May 2007

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Men who tried to leak Bush memo jailed – The Independent

Posted May 11th, 2007 in Iraq, news, official secrets act by sally

“A civil servant and an MP’s researcher were jailed for disclosing the contents of a secret memo recording discussions between Tony Blair and George Bush about the war in Iraq.”

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The Independent, 11th May 2007

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Two found guilty over Bush-Blair memo leak – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2007 in Iraq, news, official secrets act by sally

“A civil servant and an MP’s researcher were today found guilty of leaking a secret memo detailing talks between George Bush and Tony Blair on the Iraq war.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2007

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First British soldier to be convicted of a war crime is jailed for ill-treatment of Iraqi civilians – The Guardian

Posted May 1st, 2007 in armed forces, Iraq, news, war crimes by sally

“The first British soldier ever to be convicted of a war crime was yesterday jailed for a year and dismissed from the army.”

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The Guardian, 1st May 2007

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‘Secrets leak’ civil servant opposed Iraq war – The Times

Posted April 24th, 2007 in Iraq, news, official secrets act by sally

“A civil servant accused of leaking a highly classified document about the Government’s policy on Iraq admitted to Scotland Yard that he opposed the war, the Old Bailey was told yesterday. David Keogh, 50, who was employed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office but seconded to a Cabinet Office communications centre beneath the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall, has pleaded not guilty to breaching the Official Secrets Act 1989.”

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The Times, 24th April 2007

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Coroner rejects US pilot error claim in Iraq crash – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2007 in coroners, Iraq, news by sally

“The death of eight British servicemen in an American helicopter crash at the start of the Iraq war was due to mechanical failure, and not pilot error as the US has claimed, an Oxford coroner ruled yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 20th April 2007

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Does Basra have the right to life? – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 19th, 2007 in armed forces, human rights, Iraq, jurisdiction, news by sally

“Further charges may be brought against British troops over the death of the Iraqi hotel worker Baha Mousa, Government lawyers revealed in court this week. The disclosure was made to five law lords who are being asked to decide whether the Human Rights Act entitles families of Iraqis killed under British occupation to independent inquiries into their deaths.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2007

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Law Lords consider Iraqi deaths – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2007 in armed forces, human rights, Iraq, jurisdiction, news by sally

“The Law Lords are to consider whether the cases of six Iraqi civilians who died at the hands of the British are subject to UK human rights law.”

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BBC News, 17th April 2007

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Appeal on Iraqi civilian ‘torture death’ to begin – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 16th, 2007 in armed forces, courts martial, Iraq, jurisdiction, news by sally

“Five of Britain’s most senior judges will begin hearing an appeal this week that could lead to independent inquiries into the deaths of Iraqi civilians at the hands of British troops in Iraq.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2007

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