Archive for the 'private prosecutions' Category

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

Fraud challenge to home secretary – BBC News

“A man has appeared in court to try to start a private prosecution against the home secretary over her expense claims.”

Full story

BBC News, 22nd May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ewing v. Davis – WLR Daily

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

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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