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Legal grounds for intervention in Libya? – Law Society’s Gazette

“In the midst of rapid developments at the diplomatic and military level concerning the Gaddafi regime, it is important to remember that Libya is no stranger to UN sanctions or bombing by NATO member state warplanes.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th May 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Our panel of legal experts discuss UK’s basis for military action in Libya – The Guardian

“International lawyers analyse the government’s statement.”

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The Guardian, 21st March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Forsyth; Regina v Mabey – WLR Daily

Regina v Forsyth; Regina v Mabey [2011] UKSC 9; [2011] WLR (D) 52

“The power under section 1(1) of the United Nations Act 1946 to create a criminal offence by Order in Council so as to enforce a United Nations Security Council Resolution was not restricted to use at or about the same time as when the Resolution had been passed.”

WLR Daily, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina v F and M – WLR Daily

Regina v F and M [2010] EWCA Crim 2437; [2010] WLR (D) 276

“An Order in Council, made pursuant to s 1 of the United Nations Act 1946 to give effect to a United Nations Security Council Resolution, could include the creation of a serious criminal offence for a breach of the Order, even though there was a substantial delay between the adoption of the Resolution and the creation of the offence.”

WLR Daily, 3rd November 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.

High UK legal costs deter challenges to environmental damage, UN warns – The Guardian

“The government is making it too expensive for campaigners to take environmental planning battles through UK courts, a UN tribunal has warned.”

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The Guardian, 27th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Britain ‘complicit in mistreatment and possible torture’ says UN – The Guardian

“United Nations human rights investigators have concluded that the British government has been complicit in the mistreatment and possible torture of several of its own citizens during the ‘war on terror’.”

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The Guardian, 27th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Geneva Conventions and United Nations Personnel (Protocols) Act 2009 – OPSI

Geneva Conventions and United Nations Personnel (Protocols) Act 2009 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk


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