Archive for December 4th, 2008

Held asylum seeker given £38,000 – BBC News

“An African asylum seeker who fled her homeland after being tortured and raped has been awarded £38,000 after a judge ruled her detention ‘unlawful’.”

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BBC News, 4th December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mother guilty over Shannon kidnap – BBC News

“The mother of Shannon Matthews has been found guilty of charges relating to her daughter’s disappearance.”

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BBC News, 4th December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

DNA database innocents win landmark European court ruling – Daily Telegraph

“Two men from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, who were previously cleared of criminal charges, have won a major victory after the European Court of Human Rights ruled keeping their DNA on the British police database breached their human rights.”

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Daily Telegrap, 4th December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

BAILII : Recent Decisions

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Gorecia & Ors v Somani & Ors [2008] EWHC 2970 (QB) (03 December 2008)

Source: www.bailli.org

R (Barclay and others) v Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and others – WLR Daily

R (Barclay and others) v Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and others [2008] EWCA Civ 1319; [2008] WLR (D) 376

The Reform (Sark) Law 2008, which, inter alia, provided, in relation to the Island of Sark, a Crown Dependency and a part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, for the Seneschal, the senior judge of Sark, to remain as an unelected member and President of the Chief Pleas, the island’s legislature, did not breach art 3 of the First Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 4th December 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

R (DB) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust – WLR Daily

R (DB) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust [2008] EWCA Civ 1354; [2008] WLR (D) 375

The effect of an order for the admission and detention of an offender in a hospital, within s 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983, was limited by s 40 to the period of 28 days from the date of the making of the order. A subsequent amendment of the order did not authorise admission after the 28-day period in the original order.”

WLR Daily, 3rd December 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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