Archive for July 4th, 2007

Ministry of Justice ministerial responsibilities – Ministry of Justice

“Following his appointment as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, Rt Hon Jack Straw MP today gave details of ministers’ responsibilities.”

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Ministry of Justice Press release, 4th July 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Changes at body that selects judges – Ministry of Justice

“Lady Justice (Heather) Hallett, one of three senior judicial commissioners, has become vice-chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).”

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Ministry of Justice Press release, 4th July 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Judge refuses to stand down over bias fears – Times

“High-profile judge Mr Justice Peter Smith was severely criticised today over his refusal to stand down in a case where he had ‘undoubted animosity’ towards one of the parties. ”

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Times, 4th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Damilola killers lose appeal – Daily Telegraph

“Two teenage brothers convicted of the manslaughter of schoolboy Damilola Taylor have lost appeals against their sentences of eight years’ detention.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man guilty of using internet to promote jihad – Daily Telegraph

“A third man with close links to al-Qa’eda in Iraq has admitted using the internet to urge Muslims to wage a violent holy war against all non-believers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Prisoners’ action over conditions – BBC News

“Two prisoners have launched a High Court action arguing they have been kept in conditions so bad that their human rights have been violated.”

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BBC News, 4th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The Law Explored: ethnic minorities and the judiciary

Professor Gary Slapper explains the complexities of English law in plain language

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Times, 4th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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