Tommy Robinson supporter and convicted rapist jailed for threatening Sajid Javid on Facebook – The Independent

‘A Tommy Robinson supporter and convicted rapist has been jailed for 28 days for posting threatening and abusive comments about home secretary Sajid Javid.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2019

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Firms face ban on use of gagging clauses to silence whistleblowers – The Guardian

‘The government has announced proposals to prevent employers from using gagging clauses to stop people reporting criminal behaviour, harassment or discrimination to police.’

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The Guardian, 4th March 2019

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Ryanair flight rant man David Mesher ‘faces no charges’ – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2019 in airlines, jurisdiction, news, prosecutions, racism by tracey

‘A Ryanair passenger who was filmed launching a tirade at an elderly woman on a flight has not had any charges filed against him.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2019

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Rachel Riley and Tracy Ann Oberman to take legal action after Twitter abuse – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in defamation, harassment, internet, news, political parties, racism by tracey

‘The Countdown presenter Rachel Riley and former EastEnders actor Tracy Ann Oberman are preparing legal action against up to 70 individuals for tweets relating to their campaign against antisemitism in the Labour party, according to the pair’s lawyer.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2019

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Stephen Lawrence: How has his murder changed policing? – BBC News

‘Twenty years ago, an inquiry into the death of teenager Stephen Lawrence called for an overhaul of police procedures and attitudes towards race. But how much has changed?’

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BBC News, 19th February 2019

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What are non-disclosure agreements? – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2019 in disclosure, harassment, injunctions, media, news, racism by sally

‘Topshop boss Sir Philip Green has dropped his legal action against the Daily Telegraph, which prevented it publishing allegations of racist behaviour and sexual harassment. He had argued that former staff were breaking the law by breaching non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) they had signed. So how do these work?’

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BBC News, 28th January 2019

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Charity Commission investigating Kick It Out over staff welfare – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2018 in bullying, charities, news, race discrimination, racism, sport by tracey

‘The Charity Commission is investigating football anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out after concerns were raised about staff welfare.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2018

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Stephen Lawrence murder suspect claimed his notoriety meant he was unable to focus on drugs trial, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2018 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, murder, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A man named as a suspect in the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his part in a multi-million drugs plot, despite attempts by his defence counsel to use the controversy surrounding the killing as grounds for leniency.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2018

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Equality watchdog launches inquiry into racial harassment at universities – The Guardian

‘Britain’s equality watchdog has launched an inquiry into racial harassment at universities amid mounting evidence of students and staff from minority groups facing abuse.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2018

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Google settled racism case from contractor ‘treated like a terrorist’ – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2018 in compensation, harassment, internet, news, racism, terrorism by tracey

‘Google was forced to settle a claim of race discrimination by one of its contractors after he claimed he was repeatedly treated as a terror suspect while working on a covert research project to navigate shopping centres for Google Maps.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2018

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Speech by Lord Justice Singh: Racial Equality and the Law – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Lord Justice Singh: Racial Equality and the Law,’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 14th November 2018

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Ryanair was ‘woeful’, say lawyers for racially abused passenger – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2018 in airlines, compensation, complaints, news, racism by sally

‘Lawyers acting for a passenger who was racially abused on a Ryanair flight have demanded an apology and compensation from the airline, describing its response as “woeful”.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2018

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Do Hate Crime Laws Tackle Prejudice Or Are They Symbolic? – Rights Info

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in hate crime, news, prosecutions, racism, religiously aggravated offences, victims by sally

‘The government recently announced proposals to extend hate crime to cover hostility towards women, men and the elderly. But has the legal recognition of ‘hate’ actually helped to address prejudice and victim’s rights?’

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Rights Info, 1st November 2018

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Robert Craig: The Peter Hain Case: The Effect of Article IX – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Peter Hain’s decision to breach an interim injunction granted by the Court of Appeal in the case of ABC v Telegraph Media Group has caused serious concern. It is one of the cardinal rules in Parliament that members should not interfere in ongoing legal proceedings and Hain did not wait until the end of the proceedings before breaching this injunction, even though the case had been scheduled for an early full hearing. He does not appear even to have read the court judgment he saw fit to overrule, effectively.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 31st October 2018

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Labour peer Peter Hain defends decision to expose Philip Green as businessman accused of sexual harassment – The Independent

‘Peter Hain has defended his decision to use parliamentary privilege to name Sir Philip Green as the businessman at the centre of a row over allegations of sexual harassment and racial abuse.’

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The Independent, 26th October 2018

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NDAs in spotlight as Court of Appeal gags newspaper – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A Court of Appeal ruling barring the publication of allegations that a ‘leading businessman’ sexually harassed and racially abused employees has re-ignited the debate over the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in settlements. In ABC and others v Telegraph Media Group, Sir Terence Etherton, Lord Justice Underhill and Lord Justice Henderson granted a temporary injunction preventing the Telegraph from publishing what the newspaper says is the result of eight months of investigation into the behaviour of an individual identified as ‘ABC’.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 24th October 2018

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House of Lords debates religious intolerance and prejudice in the UK – Law & Religion UK

‘On 17 October, the House of Lords debated “the challenges posed by religious intolerance and prejudice in the United Kingdom”.’

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Law & Religion UK, 18th October 2018

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Councillor pleads guilty to posting offensive messages on social media – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in internet, local government, malicious communications, news, racism by sally

‘A councillor at Rutland County Council has pleaded guilty to posting malicious content on social media.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st October 2018

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Extremist who made bombs and stockpiled weapons is jailed – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2018 in explosives, news, racism, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘A man with extreme racist and homophobic views has been jailed for more than three years for making bombs and stockpiling weapons including crossbows and knives at his home in a Devon village.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2018

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Judge lays into Tommy Robinson fan who graffitied ‘Hitler was right’ around city for ignorance of Nazis – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 22nd, 2018 in arson, criminal damage, guilty pleas, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘A judge has laid into a Tommy Robinson fan who daubed a city centre with swastikas and “Hitler was right” posters for having “no idea what living under a tyrannical regime” is like.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st August 2018

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