Archive for the 'experiments' Category

British atom bomb test veterans lose damages case – The Guardian

“Atomic bomb test veterans who blame their ill health on exposure to radioactive fallout today lost their case for damages against the Ministry of Defence.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Nuclear test veterans win right to sue Government – The Times

“A thousand serviceman who say they suffered ill health because of Britain’s atomic tests in the Pacific in the 1950s won a crucial High Court victory today that paves the way for them to sue the Ministry of Defence.”

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The Times, 5th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Order to release animal test data – BBC News

“Several universities and major colleges have been ordered to reveal information about their animal experiments by the Information Commissioner’s Office.”

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BBC News, 9th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Secretary of State for the Home Department v British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and Another – Times Law Reports

Secretary of State for the Home Department v British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and Another

Court of Appeal

“Information supplied by applicants for animal experiment licences was exempt from disclosure under freedom of information provisions if the official in possession of the information knew or had reasonable grounds for believing that it was given in confidence.”

The Times, 5th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Secretary of State for the Home Department v British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and another – WLR Daily

Secretary of State for the Home Department v British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and another [2008] EWCA Civ 870; [2008] WLR (D) 273

Information supplied by applicants for animal experimentation licences was exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 if the official in possession of the information knew or had reasonable grounds for believing that it was given in confidence, which was a subjective test requiring consideration of the position when the information was given and the intentions of the giver at that time, rather than an objective test derived from the law of confidentiality.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Victim Ryan Wilson in ‘Elephant man’ drug trial to get £2m – The Times

“A victim of the ‘elephant man’ drug trial is set to receive more than £2 million for his horrific injuries, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Times, 16th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

MoD offers nerve gas veterans £3m and an apology – The Guardian

“The Ministry of Defence is to offer compensation and an apology to the Porton Down victims of secret chemical testing, it was reported today.”

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The Guardian, 17th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Death not ‘adverse effect’

Regina (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Queen’s Bench Division

“The death of an animal used in a regulated procedure for scientific experimentation was not an adverse effect which needed to be taken into account when deciding whether to grant a licence for such experiments. Rather, the statutory scheme governing such licences was concerned with the pain and suffering which animals might experience before death.”

The Times, 27th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Victory for animal rights group against testing – The Independent

“An anti-vivisection campaign group won a partial victory yesterday in its High Court claim that the Government was failing in its legal duty to ensure animal suffering was kept to a minimum in UK laboratories.”

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The Independent, 28th July 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Law failing animals used in medical research, says scientist who advised on guidelines – The Guardian

“Government legislation aimed at minimising the use and suffering of animals in medical research was branded a failure yesterday by the scientist father of cabinet minister Ed Balls.”

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The Guardian, 24th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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