100 suspected war criminals living in Britain – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2013 in asylum, immigration, news, visas, war crimes by sally

“Around 100 suspected war criminals applied for UK citizenship last year, many of whom are thought to have been living in Britain for years, it has emerged.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2013

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Independent ordered to pay damages for Nazi war criminal error – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2013 in damages, media, news, photography, war crimes by sally

“A Croatian actor has accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages over an article in the Independent which wrongly identified him as a Nazi war criminal.”

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2013

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Legal Process as a Tool to Rewrite History – Law, Politics and History – Gresham College Lecture

Posted February 14th, 2013 in international courts, international relations, news, war, war crimes by sally

“Trials at the ICTY concerned political violence and criminality that resulted from disintegration of a federation from which seven new successors states were formed. That process has been defined as a ‘clash of state projects’, where violence happened in areas claimed by two or more parties, or an aspiring state. The war crimes trials at the ICTY that resulted from overlapping territorial claims in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo produced a huge record of trial evidence. Problems in the very small state of Kosovo may be seen as the beginning of the violent process of disintegration, now known loosely as the Balkan wars of the 1990s. The conflict in Kosovo of 1998-9 may be seen as the end of those wars. Kosovo now seeks global recognition as an independent state but faces opposition both as to its international legal entitlements and as to how its history in the conflict should be viewed.”

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Lecture by Professor Sir Geoffrey Nice QC

Gresham College, 13th February 2013

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The end of Slobodan Milošević – Gresham College Lecture

Posted October 5th, 2012 in crimes against humanity, genocide, international courts, lectures, war crimes by tracey

“Slobodan Milošević died a few months before the end of his trial.  There were no closing arguments and there was no judgment by the judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia – the ICTY. Sir Geoffrey Nice had been preparing closing arguments as the case proceeded and will explain what some of them were.”

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Lecture by Sir Geoffrey Nice

Gresham College, 2nd October 2012

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Inquiries tipped to reach £100m to remove ‘war crime’ stain from reputation of British forces – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 28th, 2012 in armed forces, costs, inquiries, news, war crimes by tracey

“Three inquiries into alleged ‘war crimes’ by British soldiers are   projected to cost £100 million.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th August 2012

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Terror watchdog warns of wave of compensation claims over drone strikes – Daily Telegraph

“Britain is facing a wave of compensation claims for allegedly helping the US target drones strikes abroad, the terror watchdog warned yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th June 2012

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Court case over drone strike ‘could force Britain to reveal intelligence exchanges with US’ – Daily Telegraph

“A court action brought by a Pakistani student whose father was killed in a suspected US missile strike last year could force Britain to reveal whether it gives America intelligence for drone attacks on terrorist suspects.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th May 2012

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200 war criminals identified by Britain but only three deported – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 9th, 2012 in deportation, news, war crimes by sally

“Hundreds of suspected war criminals have tried to settle in Britain in recent years but only a dozen have been banned from the country and some have been allowed to stay on human rights grounds.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th May 2012

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GCHQ civilian staff face war crimes charge over drone strikes in Pakistan – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2012 in armed forces, intelligence services, international law, news, war crimes by sally

“Civilian staff at GCHQ risk being prosecuted for war crimes as a result of a legal action being launched tomorrow over the alleged use of British intelligence in the CIA’s ‘targeted killing’ programme.”

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The Guardian, 11th March 2012

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‘War criminal’ Joseph Lissa wins right to stay in Britain – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2012 in asylum, children, deportation, human rights, news, war crimes by sally

“A man branded a war criminal by a judge has been allowed to stay in Britain because of his human rights.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2012

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Man accused of involvement in war crimes wins human rights claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2012 in deportation, human rights, news, war crimes by sally

“A man accused of being complicit in war crimes in the former Yugoslavia has been allowed to stay in Britain on the grounds of human rights.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th February 2012

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Tzipi Livni spared war crime arrest threat – The Guardian

Posted October 7th, 2011 in diplomats, news, prosecutions, war crimes by sally

“The Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni has avoided the possibility of prosecution in a British court for war crimes after the Foreign Office declared that she enjoys temporary diplomatic immunity.”

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The Guardian, 6th October 2011

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DPP’s power to block war crimes arrests is in the public interest – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2011 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, public interest, war crimes by sally

“The director of public prosecutions has disclosed how he proposes to use unique new powers enabling him to block the arrest of visiting foreigners accused of war crimes abroad.”

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The Guardian, 26th January 2011

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Amnesty International say police bill will let war criminals go free – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2010 in bills, Israel, news, war crimes by sally

“Britain was accused by Amnesty International of handing a ‘free ticket’ to suspected war criminals after the government published parliamentary legislation designed to make it more difficult to arrest Israeli officials and ministers on British soil.”

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The Guardian, 1st December 2010

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Senior British officers could face war crimes trial over alleged Iraqi abuse – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2010 in armed forces, Iraq, news, war crimes by sally

“Head of military prosecutions warns of charges if there is evidence officers encouraged interrogators to abuse detainees.”

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The Guardian, 11th November 2010

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War crimes charges against military interrogators would put MoD on trial – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2010 in armed forces, Iraq, news, war crimes by sally

“The revelation that a number of members of a secretive British military intelligence unit could face war crimes charges threatens to put the Ministry of Defence’s entire interrogation regime on trial.”

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The Guardian, 9th November 2010

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British military interrogators may be charged as war criminals – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2010 in armed forces, Iraq, news, war crimes by sally

“The Ministry of Defence is at the centre of a new crisis over the abuse of prisoners after it was disclosed yesterday that a number of British military interrogators may be charged as war criminals.”

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The Guardian, 10th November 2010

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Servicemen at ‘UK’s Abu Ghraib’ may be guilty of war crimes, court hears – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2010 in armed forces, Iraq, news, war crimes by sally

“British servicemen who filmed hundreds of interrogation sessions at a secret prison near Basra which has been described as ‘the UK’s Abu Ghraib’ may be guilty of war crimes, the high court heard today.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2010

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Judge’s veiled criticism of Israeli actions in Gaza causes a legal dilemma – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2010 in criminal damage, defences, judges, judgments, jury directions, news, war crimes by sally

“As the legal establishment gears up for the new legal term starting at the end of next week, two of its leading figures must decide whether to do anything about a case that caused widespread concern during the summer.”

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2010

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Courtenay Griffiths: Defending Charles Taylor

Posted August 27th, 2010 in barristers, news, war crimes by sally

“Our system of justice cannot operate unless there is a semblance of equality between prosecution and defence. Otherwise it becomes an inquisition and that would soon lose the confidence of the public.”

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BBC News, 26th August 2010

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