Archive for the 'international law' Category

Our panel of legal experts discuss UK’s basis for military action in Libya – The Guardian

“International lawyers analyse the government’s statement.”

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The Guardian, 21st March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Targeting Gaddafi is allowed by UN resolution, international lawyers say – The Guardian

“Targeting Muammar Gaddafi and his military high command is permissible under the broadly drawn terms of the UN security council resolution, according to many international lawyers.”

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The Guardian, 21st March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: In full: UK government’s legal advice on Libya

Regina v Forsyth; Regina v Mabey – WLR Daily

Regina v Forsyth; Regina v Mabey [2011] UKSC 9; [2011] WLR (D) 52

“The power under section 1(1) of the United Nations Act 1946 to create a criminal offence by Order in Council so as to enforce a United Nations Security Council Resolution was not restricted to use at or about the same time as when the Resolution had been passed.”

WLR Daily, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

British firms face bribery blacklist, warns corruption watchdog – The Guardian

“British companies may face international blacklisting as a result of the government’s attempts to water down the Bribery Act, the chairman of an international anti-corruption watchdog warned.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Canon law has allowed abuse priests to escape punishment, says lawyer – The Guardian

“The system of law operated by the Vatican has allowed serious sex offenders to escape punishment and must be abandoned, says a prominent lawyer.”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Supreme court recognises gay asylum rights – The Guardian

“Judgment means lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have the right to escape persecution.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Plan to change war crimes law delayed by general election – The Guardian

“Changes in the law to remove the threat of foreign politicians becoming victims of ‘politically motivated’ war crime arrests every time they visit Britain have been postponed until after the general election. The justice secretary, Jack Straw, said the decision to delay immediate legislation had been taken because the government recognised it was a controversial issue that involved the long-standing right of private prosecution.”

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The Guardian, 5th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government publishes international contract law guidance – OUT-LAW.com

“The Ministry of Justice has published guidance to European Regulations on which law applies in international disputes. The guidance relates to new rules that came into force in December.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th February 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Genocide – Jack Straw to strengthen law – Ministry of Justice

“New plans to strengthen the law on genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity were announced by Justice Secretary Jack Straw today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 7th July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

David Cameron calls for full inquiry into Binyam Mohamed torture claims – The Guardian

“David Cameron today (11 March) called for a full inquiry into British intelligence agencies’ alleged involvement in torture amid mounting concern that they may have breached international law.”

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The Guardian, 11th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Miliband faces high court battle in UK over Gaza rights – The Guardian

“The foreign secretary, David Miliband, has acted ‘in flagrant and continuing breach of international law’ in failing to suspend arms exports to Israel, the high court will be told.”

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The Guardian, 25th February 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lord Bingham attacks Bush for ‘cynical’ disregard for international law – The Times

“One of Britain’s most senior legal figures has castigated the Bush administration for its ‘cynical’ disregard for the rule of international law and the UK’s record as ‘an occupying power in Iraq’.”

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The Times, 18th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

R (Gentle and another) v Prime Minister and others [2008] UKHL 20 – WLR Daily

R (Gentle and another) v Prime Minister and others [2008] UKHL 20

Art 2 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, which provided that “everyone’s right to life shall be protected by law”, did not place the Government under a duty to members of the armed forces and their families to hold a public inquiry into whether it had obtained adequate legal advice on the lawfulness under international law of the invasion of Iraq.”

WLR Daily, 10th April 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.


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