Mau Mau action with 40,000 claimants in doubt after CA refuses permission to appeal test case – Litigation Futures

Posted October 12th, 2018 in appeals, class actions, colonies, Kenya, limitations, news, personal injuries, torture by sally

‘The future of litigation being brought on behalf of more than 40,000 claimants in the so-called Mau Mau case is in doubt after the Court of Appeal refused permission to hear an appeal against a decision to dismiss the first test case.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th October 2018

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High Court dismisses first test case in second wave of Mau Mau claims – Litigation Futures

Posted August 13th, 2018 in colonies, delay, Kenya, limitations, news, personal injuries, torture by sally

‘The High Court has dismissed the first test case brought as part of a second wave of Mau Mau group litigation, following the British government’s settlement of over 5,000 claims for £19.9m in 2013.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th August 2018

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The Mau Mau litigation: fear is not a personal injury – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 8th, 2018 in colonies, Kenya, limitations, news, personal injuries, torture by tracey

‘Kimathi & Ors v Foreign and Commonwealth Office [2018] EWHC 1305 (QB). Stewart J has recently dismissed the first test case in this group litigation, in which over 40,000 Kenyans bring claims for damages against the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, alleging abuse during the Kenyan Emergency of the 1950s and early 1960s, in Kimathi & Others v The Foreign and Commonwealth Office [2018] EWHC 2066 (QB). Jo Moore discusses this in her blog post of 6 August 2018.

Earlier this year however he considered, as a preliminary matter, whether fear, caused either by the tort of negligence or trespass, amounts to personal injury so that the Court has the discretionary power to exclude the 3-year limitation period which arises under section 11 of the 1980 Act. Stewart J concluded that “despite the comprehensive and innovative submissions of the Claimants” (para 37), which included arguments on human rights grounds, fear did not amount to a personal injury.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th August 2018

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Kenyan “Mau Mau” claim dismissed: Fair trial not possible because of half century delay – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 6th, 2018 in colonies, compensation, Kenya, news, torture by sally

‘Stewart J has dismissed the first test case in this group litigation, in which over 40,000 Kenyans bring claims for damages against the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, alleging abuse during the Kenyan Emergency of the 1950s and early 1960s.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th August 2018

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Mau Mau rebellion victims claim parliament was misled over torture – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2016 in colonies, compensation, Kenya, news, parliament, torture, victims by sally

‘The UK’s parliament was misled over the brutal tactics used to suppress the 1950s Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya, the high court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2016

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Mau Mau lawsuit due to begin at high court – The Guardian

‘Compensation claims for torture, rape, wrongful detention and forced labour brought by 40,000 Kenyans who allege they were mistreated by British officials during the Mau Mau insurgency are due to be heard in the high court in London on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2016

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UK to expect more colonial-era compensation claims – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2013 in colonies, compensation, human rights, Kenya, news, torture by sally

“Following news of payments over Mau Mau insurgency, more claims likely from Kenya, Cyprus and other former colonies.”

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The Guardian, 6th June 2013

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Kenyan Mau Mau veterans to get £14m torture settlement from Britain – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2013 in compensation, Kenya, news, torture by sally

“Britain will offer compensation to victims of the torture and brutality it meted out to thousands of Kenyans detained during the Mau Mau uprising, according to reports.”

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The Independent, 5th June 2013

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Mau mau torture claims against Foreign Office not time barred rules High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 8th, 2012 in colonies, Kenya, news, time limits, torture by sally

“Although any claims regarding alleged acts of torture on Kenyan detainees during the 1950s state of emergency are technically time barred the High Court has allowed three of the claims to go ahead.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th October 2012

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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans win UK torture ruling – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2012 in armed forces, colonies, Kenya, news, time limits, torture by tracey

“Three Kenyans who were tortured by British colonial authorities can proceed with their legal claims against the UK government, a court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 5th October 2012

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Mau Mau torture court ruling awaited by Kenyans – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2012 in armed forces, colonies, Kenya, news, time limits, torture by tracey

“Three Kenyans once tortured by British colonial authorities are to learn if they can proceed with their legal claims against the British government.”

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BBC News, 5th October 2012

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Veterans of 1950s Mau Mau uprising in Kenya seek UK damages – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2012 in colonies, Kenya, news, time limits, torture by sally

“Three Kenyans who allege they were tortured by the British colonial authorities during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising, are to begin a damages case at the High Court in London later.”

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BBC News, 16th July 2012

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Go-ahead for Mau Mau torture case – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2011 in Kenya, news, state liability, torture by sally

“Four elderly Kenyans were give the go-ahead at the High Court today to sue the British government over alleged colonial atrocities committed during the Mau Mau uprising.”

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The Independent, 21st July 2011

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Government ‘not liable for torture’ – The Independent

Posted April 7th, 2011 in colonies, Kenya, news, summary judgments, torture by sally

“The Government cannot be held legally liable for British colonial atrocities committed during the Mau Mau Uprising, the High Court heard today.”

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The Independent, 7th April 2011

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Kenyans sue UK for alleged colonial human rights abuses – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2011 in disclosure, government departments, human rights, Kenya, news by sally

“Highly embarrassing colonial-era files detailing the British army’s repressive tactics against Mau Mau insurgents in Kenya during the 1950s will be revealed in a landmark compensation case.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2011

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UK ‘using obscure legal principle’ to dismiss torture claims in colonial Kenya – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2010 in Kenya, news, rape, state immunity, state succession, torture by sally

“The government is invoking an obscure legal principle to dismiss claims of torture and rape by the British colonial administration in Kenya, campaigners claimed.”

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The Guardian, 25th January 2010

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Analysis: Britain has moral duty to allow Mau Mau case to proceed – The Times

Posted June 24th, 2009 in colonies, compensation, human rights, Kenya, news, torture by sally

“Since the 1950s, Mau Mau has often been synonymous with atavistic savagery. It was a grassroots movement that sought to end British rule in Kenya, and with it the privileges of an African minority loyal to colonialism. Comprised almost entirely of Kikuyu – Kenya’s largest ethnic group — Mau Mau perpetrated some heinous crimes. But, so, too, did the agents of British colonialism, and on an order of magnitude that dwarfed Mau Mau acts of violence.”

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The Times, 23rd June 2009

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Kenyan veterans in UK court bid – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2009 in colonies, compensation, human rights, Kenya, news, torture by sally

“A case against the British government brought by veterans of Kenya’s independence struggle will be heard at London’s High Court later.”

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BBC News, 23rd June 2009

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Mau Mau veterans sue for colonial abuses – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2009 in colonies, compensation, Kenya, news, torture by sally

“Five elderly Kenyans detained and allegedly tortured during the Mau Mau independence uprising of more than 50 years ago are to issue a reparations claim against the British government in London next month.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2009

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