Archive for the 'Iran' Category

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury – WLR Daily

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury [2010] EWHC 1332 (QB); [2010] WLR (D) 148

“The powers conferred on HM Treasury by Sch 7 to the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 to give directions by order to persons operating in the United Kingdom financial sector could be lawfully exercised without allowing persons likely to be adversely affected by the order an opportunity to make prior representations; and the test of proportionality applied by para 9(6) of Sch 7 to the requirements imposed by such a direction was to be interpreted consistently with the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, according to which the means used did not always have to be limited to the minimum necessary to accomplish the legislative objective.”

WLR Daily, 15th June 2010


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Statement by the Chief Executive of the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales, The Chairman of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and the President of the Law Society of England and Wales – The Bar Council

“The Chief Executive of the Bar Council of England and Wales, the Chairman of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and the President of the Law Society of England and Wales express their deep concern at reports of mass trials being held in Iran following the political unrest after the disputed June presidential elections.”

Full story

The Bar Council, 26th August 2009


MoD facing legal action over pair held without charge in Afghan jail – The Guardian

“The Ministry of Defence faces legal action over its refusal to identify two men handed over by British troops in Iraq to American forces who subsequently transferred them to the infamous ‘dark prison’ at Bagram in Afghanistan.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th August 2009


Asylum for lesbian on the run from Iran – The Independent

“A lesbian who fled Iran after her girlfriend was arrested and sentenced to death in Tehran has won her battle to be granted asylum in Britain.”

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The Independent, 16th February 2009


Iraq dossier memos ‘must be released’ – Daily Telegraph

“Memos and emails showing how the Government’s Iraq war dossier was ‘sexed up’ must be released, the information commissioner has ordered.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2008


Iran is safe for ‘discreet’ gays, says Jacqui Smith – The Independent

“Gay and lesbian asylum-seekers can be safely deported to Iran as long as they live their lives ‘discreetly’, the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, has claimed.”

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The Independent, 23rd June 2008


BE (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Report

BE (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“An Iranian soldier who deserted to avoid carrying out an order to plant land mines in peacetime which were liable to kill or maim civilians was entitled to protection as a refugee.”

The Times, 18th June 2008


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June 2020