Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative strategy – Government publications

‘This strategy sets out the UK government’s approach to preventing and responding to conflict-related sexual violence.’

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Government publications, 28th November 2022

Source: www.gov.uk

UK law firms banned from handling transactional work for Russians – Legal Futures

‘UK law firms will be unable to provide “transactional legal advisory services” to Russians after the government ratcheted up the sanctions regime yet further.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd October 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Chinese seafarers were coerced into leaving UK after war, Home Office admits – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in China, deportation, government departments, news, reports, war by tracey

‘Chinese seafarers with British wives and children were “coerced” into boats leaving Liverpool after the second world war in a “racially inflected” secret government programme, the Home Office has admitted.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2022

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Row over UK child visas as Ukrainian violinist’s three-month wait continues – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2022 in asylum, children, government departments, immigration, news, refugees, Russia, Ukraine, visas, war by tracey

‘A talented 17-year-old violinist living on the frontline in south-east Ukraine has been left waiting three months for a British visa, revealing serious flaws in government promises to help unaccompanied children.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2022

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London Metal Exchange sued for $456m over cancelled nickel trades – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2022 in banking, compensation, financial regulation, news, Russia, Ukraine, war by tracey

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has been sued for $456m (£365m) by fund manager Elliott Associates following the suspension and cancellation of nickel trades earlier this year. The claim was filed in the English High Court against the trading platform and its subsidiary LME Clear.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2022

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Wimbledon ban on Russian players raises equality law questions – OUT-LAW.com

‘The recent move to ban Russian and Belarussian players from participating in this year’s Wimbledon Championships brings into focus the role of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) in sport.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th May 2022

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International law should be applied to cyberspace, Attorney General to say – The Independnet

‘International law should be applied to cyberspace to make it clear when a nation state has acted unlawfully and what action can be legally taken in response to a cyberattack, the Attorney General will say.’

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The Independent, 19th May 2022

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UK’s visa schemes ‘creating and heightening’ trafficking and exploitation risks – The Independent

‘The UK’s visa schemes for Ukrainian refugees are “lacking in clarity, resourcing and accountability” and are heightening the risk of trafficking and exploitation, according to a report.’

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The Independent, 29th April 2022

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Stop matching lone female Ukraine refugees with single men, UK told – The Guardian

Posted April 13th, 2022 in asylum, government departments, immigration, news, refugees, Russia, Ukraine, war, women by tracey

‘UN agency intervenes in wake of claims predatory men using Homes for Ukraine scheme to target vulnerable.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2022

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War crimes: How are they defined, investigated and punished? – The Independent

Posted April 11th, 2022 in international courts, international law, news, Russia, Ukraine, war, war crimes, weapons by tracey

‘International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has already announced an investigation into Russia’s conduct in Ukraine as invasion continues and atrocities are alleged in Bucha.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2022

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Research Briefing: No-fly zones and Ukraine – House of Commons Library

Posted March 8th, 2022 in aircraft, international relations, news, Russia, Ukraine, war by tracey

‘The UK and NATO have ruled out establishing a no-fly zone in Ukraine. What is their legal basis and when have they been used before?’

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House of Commons Library , 7th March 2021

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Iraq war: Abuse claims against soldiers close with no prosecutions – BBC News

‘All remaining investigations into allegations of abuse by British soldiers in Iraq have now finished without any prosecutions being brought.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2021

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High court to hear legal battle over UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia – The Guardian

Posted April 23rd, 2021 in government departments, news, sale of goods, Saudi Arabia, war, war crimes, weapons by sally

‘Anti-arms trade campaigners have been given permission to challenge in the high court the UK government’s decision to resume the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia that could be used in the war in Yemen.’

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2021

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International Criminal Court may investigate UK ‘war crimes cover-up’ – BBC News

‘The International Criminal Court could open its first investigation into the British military following a BBC programme about alleged war crimes.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2019

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New Judgment: R v TRA [2019] UKSC 52 – UKSC Blog

‘The appellant was arrested in the United Kingdom in 2017 and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit torture and seven counts of torture, contrary to the Criminal Justice Act 1988, section 134. The charges relate to events in the early stages of the first Liberian civil war in 1990 when an armed group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia took control of parts of Liberia. Its leader, Charles Taylor, subsequently became President of Liberia in 1997. The point of law raised in the appeal related to the correct interpretation of the term “person acting in an official capacity” in the CJA, section 134(1). The Court of Appeal held that CJA, section 134 is not confined to individuals acting on behalf of a State.’

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UKSC Blog, 13th November 2019

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Tory minister admits UK breached court order banning arms sales to Saudi Arabia again – The Independent

‘The government has again admitted breaching a court order banning arms sales to Saudi Arabia over concerns they could be used in the Yemen war.’

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The Independent, 26th September 2019

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Government apologises for breaching court ruling against arms sales to Saudi Arabia – The Independent

‘The government has apologised for breaching a court ruling against the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia that could be used in the Yemen conflict.’

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The Independent, 16th September 2019

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UK ministers challenge court ruling on Saudi Arabia arms sales – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2019 in appeals, export controls, news, Saudi Arabia, statistics, Supreme Court, war, weapons by sally

‘Ministers have asked the courts to set aside a landmark ruling that British arms sales to Saudi Arabia are unlawful, a legal manoeuvre that prompted Jeremy Corbyn to accuse the Conservatives of prioritising military exports over civilian lives.’

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The Guardian, 8th July 2019

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The CPS is failing rape victims. That’s why we’re taking legal action – The Guardian

‘Reported rapes have soared, but cases reaching court have plummeted. Our coalition of women’s groups won’t stand for it.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Wartime Opt Out Of Human Rights Convention Will Hurt Soldiers And Civilians, Campaigners Say – Rights Info

Posted May 16th, 2019 in armed forces, criminal justice, human rights, Iraq, news, Northern Ireland, war by sally

‘Campaign groups are warning that the new defence secretary’s pledge to opt out of the Human Rights Convention in future conflicts will hurt soldiers and civilians.’

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Rights Info, 15th May 2019

Source: rightsinfo.org