Ruling due in witness murder case – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2008 in human rights, murder, news, police, witnesses by sally

“Law Lords are expected to rule later on whether a police force breached the human rights of a witness who was murdered before he could give evidence.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sikh teenager Sarika Watkins-Singh wins right to wear bangle – The Times

Posted July 30th, 2008 in news, religious discrimination, school children, Sikhism by sally

“A Sikh teenager won a legal battle yesterday over her right to wear a bangle that she holds central to her faith.”

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The Times, 30th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Ruling due on hacker extradition – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2008 in computer crime, extradition, news by sally

“The Law Lords are due to decide whether a Briton accused of hacking into top secret military computers should be extradited to the US to stand trial.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2008

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Curse of the DNA register – The Independent

Posted July 30th, 2008 in criminal records, data protection, DNA, news by sally

“A generation of young Britons is being criminalised for life by the relentless expansion of the national DNA database, ministers are warned today.”

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The Independent, 30th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

SAS troops may be named at inquests after new ruling – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2008 in anonymity, armed forces, contempt of court, inquests, news by sally

“Special Forces soldiers who die in action could be named in inquests after a coroner overturned a ruling to allow the identification of two dead troops.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2008

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Molseed killer is refused appeal – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2008 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“A man who murdered a schoolgirl and dumped her body on the Yorkshire moors 30 years ago has been told he cannot appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2008

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Women win landmark equal pay battle – The Times

Posted July 29th, 2008 in equal pay, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

“Tens of thousands of women working for local councils and health authorities won the right to higher wages today following a landmark Court of Appeal ruling on equal pay laws.”

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The Times, 29th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Patient’s sex attack carer jailed – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2008 in care workers, elderly, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A care worker has been jailed for nine years for carrying out a ‘vicious’ sex attack on an elderly patient at a nursing home.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2008

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Sarika Watkins-Singh wins right to wear bangle at school – The Times

Posted July 29th, 2008 in news, religious discrimination, school children, Sikhism by sally

“A Sikh girl who took her fight for the right to wear a religious bangle at school to the High Court has won a landmark claim for discrimination.”

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The Times, 29th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Daily Cause List, 29th July 2008

Posted July 29th, 2008 in news by sally

Tuesday 29th July 2008

Source: www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk

Please note only the current day’s cause list will be accessible

Murder, manslaughter and infanticide: proposals for reform of the law – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 29th, 2008 in defences, homicide, news by sally

“The government has been conducting a review into the law on homicide. The first part of the review was conducted by the Law Commission. This paper now sets out the government proposals for reforms on:

  • partial defences to murder of diminished responsibility and provocation
  • the law on complicity in relation to homicide
  • infanticide”

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Ministry of Justice, 29th July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Related link: Murder, manslaughter and infanticide: proposals for reform of the law (PDF)

Decision expected in bangle case – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2008 in news, religious discrimination, school children by sally

“A teenager is due to find out later whether she has succeeded in her fight to wear a religious bangle at school.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2008

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Justice Cranston rules himself out of foxhunting case – The Times

Posted July 29th, 2008 in conflict of interest, hunting, judges, news by sally

“A High Court judge ruled himself out of a case involving hunting yesterday after it emerged that he had spoken out against the sport’s ‘barbarity’ and voted for a ban when he was an MP.”

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The Times, 29th July 2008

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Dyslexic student’s exams battle – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2008 in disability discrimination, dyslexia, examinations, news by sally

“A medical student with dyslexia is to take legal action in a bid to prevent the use of multiple choice exams as part of doctors’ training.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2008

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Couple win £5,000 for lesbian house advert – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2008 in advertising, estate agents, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“A lesbian couple who were publicly outed in a web advert by their estate agents have won £5,000 in compensation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2008

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Child rapist jailed for 10 years – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2008 in children, news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A former immigration officer from Kent has been jailed for 10 years after admitting 17 sex offences including the rape of a girl under the age of 13.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2008

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Murder law shake-up ends ‘crime of passion’ – The Times

Posted July 29th, 2008 in murder, news by sally

“The traditional crime of passion is to be swept away in the most radical overhaul of the murder laws in 50 years.”

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The Times, 29th July 2008

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FSA launches third insider trading case – The Times

Posted July 28th, 2008 in financial regulation, insider dealing, news by sally

“The financial watchdog has continued its crackdown on market manipulation with another prosecution.”

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The Times, 28th July 2008

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Crime maps online ‘by end 2008’ – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2008 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“New interactive maps which will allow every neighbourhood in England and Wales to access local crime information will be ready by the end of the year.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2008

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Court bans physical restraint methods used on children in custody – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2008 in news, restraint, young offenders by sally

“Physical restraint methods on young people in secure training centres (STCs) – including pulling back thumbs – have been outlawed today by the Court of Appeal.”

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The Guardian, 28th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk