Archive for the 'treaties' Category

Lesoochranárske zoskupenie VLK v Ministerstvo životného prostredia Slovenskej republiky – WLR Daily

“Article 9(3) of the Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters (‘the Aarhus Convention’) did not have direct effect in European Union law.”
WLR Daily, 10th March 2011
Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Bribery Act is not perfect but brings UK into line with OECD – The Guardian

“When the Ministry of Justice delayed the Bribery Act for the third time this week the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) threatened to put the UK on an export blacklist along with Nigeria, Russia and Israel and others.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sir Scott Baker will lead review of extradition – Home Office

“The Rt Hon Sir Scott Baker will lead an independent panel to conduct a review into the UK’s extradition arrangements.”

Full press release

Home Office, 14th October 2010

Source: www.homeoffice,gov.uk

Extradition: Judge who presided at Diana inquest appointed to lead review – Daily Telegraph

“Lord Justice Scott Baker’s review will consider whether the treaty between the United States and the UK is ‘unbalanced’ and will also look at the powers available to the Home Secretary to intervene in cases, the Home Office said.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 14th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina (Kibris Turk Hava Yollari and another) v Secretary of State for Transport – WLR Daily

Regina (Kibris Turk Hava Yollari and another) v Secretary of State for Transport [2010] EWCA Civ 1093; [2010] WLR (D) 247

“The Secretary of State for Transport was entitled to refuse to grant operating permits to a Turkish airline and travel agent to allow them to operate scheduled and chartered flights between the United Kingdom and northern Cyprus.”

WLR Daily, 13th October 2010

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.

Extradition treaty review will take a year – The Independent

“A review of Britain’s extradition treaty with the US and other jurisdictions will not be completed until the end of next summer, the Home Secretary announced yesterday. The Coalition’s inquiry would consider whether the UK-US treaty was ‘unbalanced’ and would also look at the breadth of the Home Secretary’s discretion to intervene in cases, Theresa May said.”

Full story

The Independent, 9th September 2010

Source: www.independent.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.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Extradition treaty is fair, says US ahead of British review – Daily Telegraph

“Theresa May, the Home Secretary, will announce an independent review of agreements with the United States and European nations later today amid concerns they are biased against Britain.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 8th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

British extradition agreements to be reviewed – The Guardian

“Home Office to announce review of arrangements with US and EU after rows over McKinnon and Ubani cases.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Concerns increase over extradition laws – BBC News

“High-profile requests from the US have brought Britain’s extradition laws into the news. But Britain actually sends more people for trial to Poland than anywhere else and the architect of the law, David Blunkett, admits there have been unintended consequences.”

Full story

BBC News, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK to sign UN children convention – BBC News

“The government has decided to sign the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in full, the BBC has learned.”

Full story

BBC News, 19th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Britain ratifies Lisbon treaty – The Guardian

“Britain has officially ratified the controversial Lisbon treaty, it was announced today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal bid to force EU referendum fails – The Guardian

“The Conservative Eurosceptic millionaire Stuart Wheeler today lost his high court bid to force the government to hold a referendum on the EU’s Lisbon treaty.”

Full story

The Guardian, 25th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge orders treaty delay – The Independent

“Britain’s approval of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty suffered a last-minute hitch when a High Court judge ordered the Government to delay ratification.”

Full story

The Independent, 21st June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

European Union (Amendment) Act 2008

European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Treaty on hold until court rules – BBC News

“Gordon Brown has said Britain will not ratify the EU Treaty until the High Court has ruled on a separate bid to force a British referendum.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court rejects EU treaty block bid – BBC News

An attempt to block Britain’s ratification of the Lisbon Treaty has been rejected by the High Court.”

Full story

BBC News, 19th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Parliament approves Bill ratifying EU reform treaty – The Independent

“The Bill to implement the EU’s Lisbon reform treaty cleared its final hurdle last night when the House of Lords rejected calls to delay it following last week’s ‘no’ vote in Ireland.”

Full story

The Independent, 19th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lords to vote on EU treaty today – The Guardian

“Peers will vote later today on whether to ratify the Lisbon treaty – its final parliamentary hurdle – after it was rejected in an Irish referendum last week.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ireland votes No to Lisbon Treaty – The Times

“Ireland has voted No to the Lisbon Treaty, plunging the European Union into a new crisis.”

Full story

The Times, 13th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lords reject EU referendum call – BBC News

“The House of Lords has voted against holding a referendum on the EU Treaty – a day before the Irish Republic’s national ballot on the agreement.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cluster bomb ban treaty is signed – BBC News

“More than 100 nations, including the UK, have signed a treaty to ban current designs of cluster bombs.”

Full story

BBC News, 30th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

High court to consider referendum on EU treaty – The Guardian

“A millionaire businessman today won permission for a high court challenge over the government’s refusal to hold a referendum on the EU reform treaty.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cherie Blair’s firm hired to stop EU treaty – Daily Telegraph

“One of Britain’s richest men has hired Cherie Blair’s law firm to advise him on a £750,000 High Court battle that could force Gordon Brown to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Government changes mind on contract rules – OUT-LAW.com

“The UK Government wants to sign up to a European Regulation which would standardise how the law is applied in cross-border contractual disputes, it has said. The Regulation, known as Rome I, replaces existing rules governing such disputes.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 7th April 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

‘Rome I – Should the UK opt in?’ consultation announced – Ministry of Justice

“The government has announced proposals designed to protect the interests of UK businesses operating in Europe.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 2nd April 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Related link: ‘Rome I Should the UK opt in?’ consultation paper (PDF)

UK ‘must adopt disability treaty’ – BBC News

“The government has been urged by a charity to ratify fully an international treaty on disability.”

Full story

BBC News, 30th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Parliament should have final say on EU treaty, say peers – The Guardian

“Parliament should have the final say over whether Britain ‘opts in’ to the most controversial parts of the EU’s Lisbon treaty, an influential group of peers said today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

EU treaty bill clears the Commons – BBC News

“The controversial bill which will ratify the Lisbon Treaty has cleared its final Commons stages.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ballots add to pressure for treaty referendum – The Times

“Pressure for a national referendum on the Lisbon treaty intensified yesterday when a pressure group announced that more than 150,000 people took part in local ballots on the issue.”

Full story

The Times, 3rd March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Brown will sign EU treaty in Lisbon – The Guardian

“The prime minister, Gordon Brown, will travel to Portugal on Thursday to sign the controversial EU reform treaty, it was confirmed today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Arms treaty ‘must not be blunted’ – BBC News

“A treaty to ease the supply of military equipment from the US to UK forces must not be ‘blunted’ by over-restrictive regulations, MPs have said.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MPs demand debate on treaty – The Guardian

“The deal secured by Gordon Brown on the EU reform treaty is subject to fresh doubts today as a committee of MPs warns that the government has failed in its pledge to retain control of justice and home affairs matters. The European scrutiny committee has demanded a fresh debate on the treaty before it is signed by heads of government because of ‘ambiguous’ wording in the treaty.”

Full story

The Guardian, 27th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

State of the Union – Law Society’s Gazette

“Leaders of the European Union member states will sign a new reform treaty next month. But what are the legal implications of this  landmark agreement for the UK?

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 15th November 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Paul Lasok: EU referendum would clear air – Legal Week

“In the UK, treaty-making is a matter for the Crown acting in conjunction with Parliament. The few instances of referendums and the like are insufficient to give rise to a constitutional convention saying that a referendum must be held if a treaty such as the European Union (EU) Reform Treaty is to be ratified. Whether or not there should be a referendum on the EU Reform Treaty is therefore a political rather than a legal question. This is except for the idea once floated by the Conservative Party of holding a referendum after ratification with a view to backing out of the Reform Treaty if it found against it, which does have legal implications. The professed purpose of such a post-ratification referendum is to engineer a breach by the UK of a legally binding promise that it had entered into freely and in accordance with domestic procedures and processes.”

Full story

Legal Week, 15th November 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

The Governance of Britain – War Powers and Treaties: Limiting Executive Powers – Ministry of Justice

“This consultation document seeks views on the role of Parliament in decisions to commit the armed forces to armed conflict abroad and on the ratification of treaties. It follows on from the ‘Governance of Britain’ green paper.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 25th October 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk


July 2020
M T W T F S S
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Categories