Archive for the 'prisoners of war' Category

MoD could face high court over alleged abuse of Afghan captives – The Guardian

“Fresh allegations that Afghans captured by British soldiers have been mistreated by security forces are so serious they should be the subject of a full high court hearing, government lawyers have admitted.”

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The Guardian, 29th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Army accused of human rights abuse in case of Iraqis held without trial for five years – The Independent

“Britain is accused of holding Iraqi prisoners of war in a legal black hole after it emerged that two men accused of killing British soldiers have been detained without trial for more than five years.”

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The Independent, 15th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina (Dost Mohammed) v Secretary of State for Defence – Times Law Reports

Discrimination by nationality is not racial bias

Regina (Dost Mohammed) v. Secretary of State for Defence 

Court of Appeal

“The British Government’s scheme in 2000 for making ex gratia single payments of £10,000 to each surviving member of five specified categories of persons who had been imprisoned by the Japanese during the Second World War, or their surviving spouses, did not unlawfully discriminate against a Pakistani citizen, captured and imprisoned while serving in the Indian Army, who could not meet the criteria set out in the scheme.”

The Times, 9th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

R (Dost Mohammed) v. Secretary of State for Defence – WLR Daily

R (Dost Mohammed) v. Secretary of State for Defence [2007] EWCA Civ 983

“The scheme adopted by the British Government in 2000 to make an ex gratia single payment of £10,000 to each surviving member of five specified categories of persons who had been imprisoned by the Japanese during the Second World War, or their surviving spouses, did not unlawfully discriminate on grounds of race against a Pakistani citizen who had been captured while serving in the Indian army and who could not meet the criteria set out in the scheme.”

WLR Daily, 1st May 2007

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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