Archive for the 'illegality' Category

Copyright law in Britain is ‘crazy’ – Daily Telegraph

“Britain needs to radically update its copyright laws, which criminalise millions of consumers who use iPods, according to a leading watchdog.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lord Goldsmith questions the MoD’s practices in Iraq – BBC News

“The former Labour government’s top legal adviser during the Iraq war has questioned whether the British military justice system is fit for purpose.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Torture guidance does not breach law, says coalition – The Guardian

“The coalition government appeared to be heading for a clash with the country’s official human rights watchdog today after insisting its newly-published guidance on torture does not breach UK or international law.”

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The Guardian, 27th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Nick Clegg’s ‘illegal’ Iraq war gaffe prompts legal warning – The Guardian

“Nick Clegg was tonight (21 July) forced to clarify his position on the Iraq war after he stood up at the dispatch box of the House of Commons and pronounced the invasion illegal.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Chilcot inquiry: Iraq papers show Lord Goldsmith’s warning to Tony Blair – The Guardian

“Tony Blair was warned by his government’s chief law officer that an invasion of Iraq would be illegal the day before he privately assured President George Bush he would support US-led military action, documents released today by the Chilcot inquiry reveal.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Iraq inquiry publishes legal advice to Blair on war – BBC News

“The Iraq inquiry has released details of the legal advice given to Tony Blair prior to the invasion of Iraq after the documents were de-classified.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Reforming the illegality defence – Law Commission

“We have published a report and draft Bill, recommending statutory reform of the illegality defence as it applies to trusts law.”

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Law Commission, 17th March 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Iraq war was illegal, says former lord chief justice – The Guardian

“The Guardian once ­described Lord ‘call me Tom’ Bingham as ‘the radical who is leading a new English revolution’. That would not ­necessarily be your impression on meeting the gentlemanly, old-school 76-year-old who, when I arrive at his tall-ceilinged, book-lined, art-filled mansion flat in Notting Hill, west ­London, immediately makes me ­ coffee, served in a silver pot. If this is ­revolution, it will not be instant.”

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The Guardian, 8th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lord Goldsmith told two different truths, says legal expert – The Observer

“Fresh questions have been raised about how Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general, came to back the use of military force in Iraq after one of the UK’s leading legal experts highlighted apparent contradictions in his testimonies before two official inquiries.”

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The Observer, 7th February 2010

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Lawcast164: The legal basis for the Iraq War and Lord Goldsmith’s opinion with Carl Gardner – Charon QC

“Today I am talking to Carl Gardner, a former government lawyer in Tony Blair’s administration and author of the Head of Legal blog, about the legality of the War in Iraq.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 27th January 2010

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Iraq war was illegal, top lawyer will tell Chilcot inquiry – The Guardian

“Tony Blair’s decision to take Britain to war in Iraq was illegal, the Foreign Office’s former chief legal adviser will tell the Chilcot inquiry this week.”

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The Guardian, 24th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Reforming the illegality defence – Law Commission

“This project looks at the way that the law of contract, trusts and tort reponds when a claimant has been involved in some form of illegal conduct.”

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Law Commission, 23rd January 2009

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk


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