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Extra terror detention move backed – The Independent

“The need for powers to hold terror suspects for more than 14 days in the future cannot be ruled out, the country’s top prosecutor said today.”

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The Independent, 26th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Private prisons illegally restrain children – The Independent

“Juveniles in private prisons are at risk of serious injury or death through the use of illegal restraints, according to research by the penal reform charity the Howard League.”

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The Independent, 25th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Civilian police worker who threw scalding water over prisoner is jailed – The Guardian

“A civilian police worker has been jailed for three years for throwing scalding water over a prisoner in a police station cell.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sentencing plans ‘would not reflect severity of crimes’ – BBC News

“Planned reforms to sentencing policy could lead to criminals spending too little time behind bars, according to several top judges.”

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BBC News, 7th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK Uncut arrests threaten future protests, lawyer warns – The Guardian

“A lawyer at a leading civil liberties firm has expressed fears for the future of direct action protest after the mass arrest of UK Uncut activists during last Saturday’s anti-cuts demonstrations in London.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Drug runners to avoid prison under sentencing guidelines – Daily Telegraph

“Drug runners and small–scale dealers could escape prison even if caught with a 50–gram bag of cocaine or heroin or dozens of Ecstasy pills, under planned new guidance for courts.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina (Lumba (Congo)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Same v Same (No 2); Regina (Mighty (Jamaica)) v Same; [On appeal from Regina (WL (Congo)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department] – WLR Daily

Regina (Lumba (Congo)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Same v Same (No 2); Regina (Mighty (Jamaica)) v Same; [On appeal from Regina (WL (Congo)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department] [2011] UKSC 12;;  [2011] WLR (D)  100

 “The unlawful exercise by the Secretary of State of the power to detain foreign national prisoners gave rise to a private law action for the tort of false imprisonment without the need for proof of damage on the part of the prisoners, even though it could be demonstrated that they could and would still have been detained if the power had been lawfully exercised. However, in those circumstances the prisoners had suffered no loss or damage and were entitled to no more than nominal damages.”

WLR Daily, 23rd March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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