Archive for the 'human rights' Category

How to create a privacy law – The Guardian

“If we want a law of privacy, what should happen next? There are four possibilities.”

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The Guardian, 5th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

British courts regain power to deport terrorist suspects – Daily Telegraph

“British courts yesterday won back the power to deport terrorist suspects, criminals and failed asylum seekers after European judges were told to stop interfering.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Privacy law: what’s the way ahead? – The Guardian

“David Cameron says he is ‘uneasy’ about the development of a privacy law by judges based on the European Convention. How can we balance the right to publication with the right to privacy?”

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The Guardian, 26th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Justice Secretary warning over ECHR judgments – The Independent

“The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has been ‘rather too ready to substitute its own judgment for that of national courts’, the Justice Secretary said today.”

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The Independent, 26th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Privacy law should be made by MPs, not judges, says David Cameron – The Guardian

“The prime minister has waded into the debate on the use of superinjunctions by the rich and famous to avoid allegations of scandal, declaring that parliament and not the courts should decide where the right to privacy begins.”

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The Guardian, 21st April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

ETK v News Group Newspapers Ltd – WLR Daily

ETK v News Group Newspapers Ltd[2011] EWCA Civ 439; [2011] WLR (D) 141

“The principles applicable to the grant of an interim injunction restraining publication of private information were well established, but in appropriate cases the court’s approach was to be tempered by a clearer acknowledgment of the importance of the best interests of children.”

WLR Daily, 19th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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

Regina (Maftah and another) v Secretary of State for the Foreign Office and Commonwealth Affairs – WLR Daily

Regina (Maftah and another) v Secretary of State for the Foreign Office and Commonwealth Affairs [2011] EWCA Civ 350;  [2011] WLR (D)  135

“The determination of a claim for judicial review challenging decisions whereby the claimants were placed, as persons believed to be associated with terrorism, on a list the effect of which was that their assets were frozen and release of any funds was placed in the discretion of the state, would not involve the determination of the claimants’ ‘civil rights’ for the purposes of article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as scheduled to the Human Rights Act 1998.”

WLR Daily, 13th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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


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