“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.”
The Guardian, 5th March 2010
“A man has appeared in court to try to start a private prosecution against the home secretary over her expense claims.”
BBC News, 22nd May 2009
Ewing v. Davis
“Public interest in a private prosecution was established by the nature of the alleged offence as defined in statute not by the circumstances leading up to its alleged commission.”
WLR Daily, 2nd July 2007
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