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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Pair who tortured and murdered 74-year-old shopkeeper jailed for life – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2018 in joint enterprise, kidnapping, murder, news, sentencing, torture by tracey

‘Two “cowardly, cruel and callous” men have been jailed for life for torturing and killing an elderly jeweller in a botched £300,000 robbery.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2018

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Ministers accused of issuing ‘torture warrants’ to spies – The Guardian

‘Ministers are routinely providing legal cover for the intelligence services where there is a possibility of information being extracted through torture abroad, under a so-called “James Bond clause”, a human rights group has alleged.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2018

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Sandhurst cadets allegedly waterboarded fellow recruit – report – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2018 in armed forces, bullying, news, torture by sally

‘Military police are investigating allegations that two cadets waterboarded a fellow recruit at Sandhurst military academy.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 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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MPs press for new inquiry into UK role in rendition and torture – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2018 in human rights, inquiries, intelligence services, news, rendition, torture by sally

‘The UK government will give “careful consideration” to calls for a renewed judge-led inquiry into the country’s involvement in human rights abuses after 9/11, the Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan told MPs on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2018

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MPs and peers call for judge-led inquiry into UK rights abuses – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2018 in human rights, inquiries, news, parliament, rendition, torture by sally

‘An all-party group of MPs and peers has written to Theresa May demanding a judge-led inquiry into the UK’s role in human rights abuses since September 11.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2018

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UK ‘settles rendition case’ with former Libyan dissident – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2018 in human rights, intelligence services, news, rendition, torture by sally

‘The UK government has reached a settlement with former Libyan dissident Abdul Hakim Belhaj over a long-running rendition case, the BBC understands.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2018

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Hundreds of boys ‘tortured’ at youth detention centres in 1970s and 1980s – The Independent

Posted January 5th, 2018 in assault, detention, news, torture, young offenders by tracey

‘Hundreds of boys say they were subjected to sexual and physical abuse amounting to “torture” in youth detention centres, sparking calls for a public inquiry.’

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The independent, 4th January 2018

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‘Violent’ Somali criminal wins £80k payout for being unlawfully detained for 445 days – Daily Telegraph

‘A “prolific and violent offender” has won £78,500 damages from the Home Office for being unlawfully detained.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th November 2017

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What’s in a Word? Home Office Lose Torture Definition Case – RightsInfo

‘Last week, the Home Office lost a case over its controversial definition of “torture,” which the High Court ruled was unlawful.’

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RightsInfo, 16th October 2017

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Torture victims were wrongly imprisoned in UK, high court rules – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2017 in detention, immigration, news, torture, victims by sally

‘Hundreds of victims of torture have been wrongly locked up in immigration detention centres, a high court judge has ruled, following a challenge by seven survivors of serious abuse.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2017

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SDT finally publishes Leigh Day judgment – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal today published the long-awaited judgment on human rights firm Leigh Day and three of its lawyers.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th September 2017

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Sadistic killer Jason Marshall jailed for 39 years – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2017 in extradition, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, torture by tracey

‘Sadistic killer Jason Marshall, who was filmed murdering a man during a bondage sex session, has been jailed for 39 years.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2017

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Judge condemns Amber Rudd for ignoring orders to release torture victim – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2017 in arson, asylum, delay, detention, news, torture, victims by sally

‘A high court judge has said she is “deeply concerned” about the behaviour of Amber Rudd for failing to release a survivor of torture from detention despite repeated court orders requiring her to do so.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2017

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Foreign Office wants rendition case against Jack Straw to be held in private – The Guardian

‘The Foreign Office is asking the high court to sit in secret when former foreign secretary Jack Straw faces a damages claim over his alleged role in the abduction and torture of a Libyan dissident and his pregnant wife.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2017

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Cage director pleads not guilty to terror offence over privacy issue – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2017 in confidentiality, human rights, news, privacy, search & seizure, terrorism, torture by sally

‘The international director of the campaign group Cage has pleaded not guilty to a terror offence after refusing to give police the passcode to his mobile phone at Heathrow airport last year.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2017

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Pair guilty of Jimmy Prout murder after forcing him to eat own testicle – BBC News

‘Two people have been found guilty of murdering a vulnerable man who was tortured for months and forced to eat his own testicle.’

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BBC News, 19th June 2017

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