Salmon fisherman Nigel Mott due quota compensation – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2018 in compensation, fisheries, news, quotas by sally

‘A fisherman who had to limit the number of salmon he was allowed to catch must be compensated, a court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2018


British women cannot wait 50 years for justice – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2016 in equality, judiciary, legislation, news, quotas, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Men’s domination of the senior echelons of the British judiciary means the law is biased against women. We urgently need gender quotas for women in senior legal roles.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2016


Quotas ‘demeaning’ to women and minority groups – Leveson – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 13th, 2015 in diversity, judiciary, law firms, quotas, reports, speeches, women by tracey

‘The president of the Queen’s Bench Division has branded quotas as “demeaning” to women and minority ethnic groups.
Sir Brian Leveson (pictured) waded into the controversial debate over quotas ahead of the publication of a government-backed report that could put law firms under new pressure to promote women in senior posts.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th October 2015


Home secretary hardens refusal to accept EU resettlement programme – The Guardian

Posted May 12th, 2015 in EC law, immigration, news, quotas, refugees by tracey

‘The home secretary, Theresa May, has hardened Britain’s refusal to accept a mandatory European Union refugee quota system being put forward in Brussels this week in response to the Mediterranean migrant boat crisis.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2015


Colm O’Cinneide and Kate Malleson: Are quotas for judicial appointments lawful under EU law? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘In April 2014 Sadiq Khan, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, asked Karon Monaghan QC and Geoffrey Bindman QC to review the options for a future Labour Government to improve diversity in the judiciary. On November 6th their report, entitled “Judicial Diversity: Accelerating change”, was published. Starting from the premise that “[t]he near absence of women and Black, Asian and minority ethnic judges in the senior judiciary is no longer tolerable”, it proposes a range of recommendations designed to speed up the glacial pace of change. Perhaps the most controversial of these is for the introduction of a quota system for women and BAME candidates. The report reviews the use of quotas in other UK institutions as well as their use in judicial appointments processes around the world, before addressing the question of whether such quotas would be lawful under EU law. This is a key question: EU law casts a long shadow in this context, as the Monaghan and Bindman report makes clear, given that any legislation enacted in Westminster to give effect to a quota system in the process of judicial appointments must conform to the requirements of EU law.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 12th November 2014


Diversity quotas back on agenda at league table launch – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 30th, 2014 in diversity, legal profession, news, quotas by sally

‘One of the founders of the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) has called on the legal regulators to consider introducing quotas and targets to promote diversity.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 30th October 2014


Sea fishing, quotas and A1P1: “no-one owns the sea” – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 12th, 2013 in EC law, fisheries, human rights, news, quotas by tracey

“The UK Association of Fish Producer Organisations v. Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Cranston J, 10 July 2013. Interesting alignment of parties in this challenge to Defra’s new system of allocating fish quota brought by an industry body (UKAFPO), in practice representing the larger fishing fleet – vessels over 10 metres in length – Defra was supported by Greenpeace (how often does that happen?), and by the New Under Ten Fishermen’s Association. And this was because Defra had transferred some fishing quota from the larger to the smaller fishing fleet, namely those under 10 metres in length who fish inshore waters.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th July 2013


Legal battle over who owns the fish in the sea – BBC News

Posted May 2nd, 2013 in fisheries, ministers' powers and duties, news, quotas by sally

“The High Court is being asked to make a judgement over the question of who owns the fish in the sea.”

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BBC News, 1st May 2013


Republic of Latvia (supported by Republic of Lithuania and Slovak Republic intervening) v European Commission (supported by United Kingdom intervening) – WLR Daily

Republic of Latvia (supported by Republic of Lithuania and Slovak Republic intervening) v European Commission (supported by United Kingdom intervening) (Case T-369/07);  [2011] WLR (D)  101

“The three-month time limit under article 9(3) of Directive 2003/87/EC during which the Commission might reject a member state’s plan stating the total quantity of greenhouse gas emission allowance that it intended to allocate, started to run from the initial notification and subsequent notifications of different versions of the plan, so that each notification triggered a new three-month time-limit.”

WLR Daily, 22nd March 2011


Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Skippers and boat owners fined £200,000 over black fish scam – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2009 in fines, fisheries, news, quotas by sally

“Owners and skippers of six vessels that work out of one of Britain’s most important fishing ports weretoday ordered to pay more than £200,000 for fiddling catch quotas.”

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The Guardian, 6th January 2009