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Government loses abortion battle – BBC News

“The Department of Health has lost a court battle to keep secret some details on abortion statistics.”

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BBC News, 20th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ruling on late abortion figures challenged in court – Daily Telegraph

“The Department of Health is making a High Court challenge today to stop figures being published on the number of late abortions on ‘less than perfect’ foetuses with physical abnormalities, including cleft palate and club foot.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Kenyans sue UK for alleged colonial human rights abuses – The Guardian

“Highly embarrassing colonial-era files detailing the British army’s repressive tactics against Mau Mau insurgents in Kenya during the 1950s will be revealed in a landmark compensation case.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal aid cuts: penny-wise and pound-foolish – The Guardian

“Cutting funds for the poor and vulnerable to defend their rights will simply push the costs on to other government departments.”

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The Guardian, 1st April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Foreign Office issues guidance on torture – Daily Telegraph

“The Foreign office has issued guidance to all its staff for the first time on how to spot signs of torture.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Opening up public bodies to public scrutiny – Ministry of Justice

“New plans to extend the scope of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) to open up government and other bodies to public scrutiny, were unveiled by the Ministry of Justice today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 7th January 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

George Osborne to be investigated by watchdog over cuts – The Guardian

“Equality commission set to launch formal assessment into the Treasury’s conduct prior to last month’s spending review.”

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The Guardian, 26th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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