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Diplomat ‘denied foreign post due to her deafness’ – The Independent

“A foreign office high-flier appointed as Britain’s deputy ambassador to Kazakhstan has had her posting revoked after officials ruled that her deafness makes it too expensive to send her abroad. Jane Cordell, who was lauded for her work championing disability rights during a previous diplomatic role in Poland, is suing the Foreign Office for discrimination after being told that the additional cost of providing her with trained ‘lip speakers’ to enable her to work can no longer be justified from the public purse.”

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The Independent, 14th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ministers move to change universal jurisdiction law – The Guardian

“The government is moving swiftly to change the law on universal jurisdiction to abolish the ability to bring private prosecutions for international crimes in the UK.”

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The Guardian, 30th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers plan law change to stop arrests of foreign officials – The Guardian

“New legislation that could strip magistrates of their power to issue arrest warrants for foreign dignitaries on visits to the UK has been attacked by MPs and campaigners.”

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The Guardian, 15th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New law to solve diplomatic row over cancelled art show – The Times

“An art exhibition that has become a pawn in the diplomatic game between London and the Kremlin could go ahead after the British Government agreed to fast-track legislation to appease Moscow.”

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The Times, 21st December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Foreign Offfice gag on memoirs angers former diplomats – The Guardian

“A former British diplomat yesterday denounced a lifetime confidentiality agreement demanded by the Foreign Office as ‘unworkable and draconian’, and has refused to sign it.”

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The Guardian, 12th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK diplomats ‘face lifetime gag’ – Daily Telegraph

“The Foreign Office has been accused of trying to gag diplomats for life after regulations were issued stopping them from commenting on international issues even after retirement.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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