Archive for the 'human rights' Category



Kettling of G20 protesters by police was illegal, high court rules – The Guardian

“The high court has ruled that the Metropolitan police broke the law in the way they ‘kettled’ protesters at the G20 demonstrations in 2009.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prisoners’ voting rights: government loses final appeal in European court – The Guardian

“The government has lost its final appeal against giving prisoners the right to vote following a ruling by the European court of human rights.”

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The Guardian, 12th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (New London College Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Regina (New London College Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 856 (Admin); [2011] WLR (D) 129

“A sponsorship licence issued by the United Kingdom Border Agency to a business that was engaged in the provision of educational services to migrants from outside the European Economic Area constituted “possessions” within the meaning of article 1 of the First Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 7th 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.

Court of Appeal rejects ‘hit-and-run’ deportation bid – BBC News

“A government bid to deport a failed asylum seeker who killed a 12-year-old girl in a hit-and-run in Lancashire has been rejected by the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 8th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Obesity surgery man loses court fight against PCT – BBC News

“A grandfather has lost his High Court battle over a health trust’s refusal to fund obesity surgery.”

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BBC News, 7th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Who’s the master now? – Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

Who’s the master now? (PDF)

Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

Second Lord Alexander of Weedon Lecture, 6th April 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.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


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