Court of Appeal Ruling on Inquest Direction – Park Square Barristers

Posted April 6th, 2017 in appeals, inquests, jury directions, news, police, self-defence by sally

‘The applicant was the mother of Mark Duggan who was shot dead by a police officer following the vehicle he was driving being stopped in a planned operation mounted after the receipt of intelligence that he had acquired a firearm intended for criminal use. The applicant was appealing against the dismissal of her application for judicial review of the verdict of lawful killing returning by the jury at the Inquest.’

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Park Square Barristers, 4th April 2017

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

Decorator cleared of killing Czech man in London street attack – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2017 in homicide, London, news, self-defence by sally

‘A painter and decorator has been cleared of killing a Czech man in a street attack which sparked fears of post-Brexit violence.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Attorney General’s speech at the International Institute for Strategic Studies – Attorney General’s Office

Posted January 13th, 2017 in armed forces, attorney general, international law, self-defence, speeches by tracey

‘Attorney General discusses the modern law of self-defence at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 11th January 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Legal basis for striking terror targets set out – Attorney General’s Office

Posted January 12th, 2017 in armed forces, attorney general, press releases, self-defence, speeches, terrorism by tracey

‘Attorney General Jeremy Wright will set out the legal basis for British military strikes against terror targets overseas.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 11th January 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Attorney general calls for new legal basis for pre-emptive military strikes – The Guardian

‘Pre-emptive military strikes against terrorist targets overseas are required for national self-defence and the legal basis on which they are carried out should be made more explicit to deal with increasing threat levels, the UK’s attorney general is due to say on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Drone killings: Legal case ‘needs clarifying’ – BBC News

‘The legal case for using drone strikes outside of armed conflict needs “urgent clarification” from ministers, a cross-party parliamentary committee has said.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

High Court: you can beat up a burglar without breaching their human rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 18th, 2016 in burglary, human rights, news, proportionality, self-defence by tracey

‘Householders can use a “disproportionate” level of force to protect themselves against intruders in their home, the High Court has confirmed in a landmark ruling.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Was it lawful for UK forces to kill British Isis fighters in Syria? – The Guardian

Posted September 9th, 2015 in armed forces, international law, news, self-defence, terrorism by sally

‘On the facts as we know them, this unprecedented attack on British would-be terrorists appears to be within the law.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Who, What, Why: When is it legal to kill your own citizens? – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2015 in armed forces, international law, news, self-defence, terrorism, United Nations by sally

‘Two British jihadists from the Islamic State group were killed by a RAF drone strike in Syria. What’s the legal status of the attack?’

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BBC News, 8th September 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Three convicted for axe killing of Paul Thrower – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2014 in homicide, murder, news, self-defence by sally

‘Three teenagers who killed a man with an axe and a knife when he confronted them for abusing his girlfriend on a west London estate have been convicted.’

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BBC News, 24th November 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina (Duggan) v Her Majesty’s Assistant Deputy Coroner For the Northern District of Greater London and others – WLR Daily

Regina (Duggan) v Her Majesty’s Assistant Deputy Coroner For the Northern District of Greater London and others [2014] EWHC 3343 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 431

‘A conclusion of lawful killing made by a coroner’s court meant that a death was recognised as one that would amount to the crime of murder, manslaughter or infanticide but for the presence of an additional factor which justified it.’

WLR Daily, 14th October 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Mark Duggan’s family lose attempt to overturn inquest verdict – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2014 in appeals, coroners, inquests, jury directions, news, self-defence, unlawful killing by sally

‘The family of Mark Duggan have lost their attempt to overturn an inquest verdict that the police shooting of their loved one was a lawful killing.’

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The Guardian, 14th October 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gardener Andrew Woodhouse who beat thieves is cleared – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2014 in grievous bodily harm, news, self-defence, theft by sally

‘A gardener has been cleared of causing grievous bodily harm to thieves he caught red-handed raiding his business.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Asda car park death: Alan Watts guilty of manslaughter – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2013 in assault, homicide, news, parking, self-defence by sally

‘A man has been jailed for five years for punching and killing another man during a row over a disabled space in a supermarket car park.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Policeman guilty of punching man who spat in his mouth faces sentencing – The Independent

Posted September 23rd, 2013 in appeals, assault, news, police, restraint, self-defence, sentencing, transfer of prisoners by sally

“A police officer who has been found guilty of punching a suspect after he spat in his mouth will be sentenced today.”

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The Independent, 20th September 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

DJ cleared of manslaughter of man who had penis drawn on face – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2013 in assault, homicide, news, self-defence by sally

“A DJ has been cleared of the manslaughter of a man who died after waking up at a party and finding a penis drawn on his face.”

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The Guardian, 29th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Use of force in self defence at the place of residence – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 29th, 2013 in burglary, circulars, criminal procedure, self-defence, trespass by tracey

“This circular describes the intended purpose of changes to the law on the use of force in self defence in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the Crime and Courts Bill and outlines the arrangements for their commencement.”

Full circular

Ministry of defence, 29th April 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Crime and Courts Act 2013 – legislation.gov.uk

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Greater protection for homeowners – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 26th, 2013 in burglary, press releases, proportionality, self-defence by tracey

“Householders now have even greater protection from burglars as changes to the law on self defence have come into effect.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th April 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Judge attacks ‘genius’ prosecutors after householder confronts yobs with knife – Daily Telegraph

“A senior judge demanded to know which ‘genius’ decided to charge a householder for holding knife while protecting his home despite none of the armed yobs being arrested.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk