Human rights news and case-law roundup
17 July 2010
- 16 July | Beware Ministers Promising Freedom: Cian Murphy counsels caution on recent civil liberties advances such as the suspension of stop and search.
- 16 July | Can I refuse to have my child fingerprinted at school?: Liberty continue their excellent Guardian series answering common human rights questions.
- 16 July | Mousa & Ors v Secretary of State for Defence & Anor: Public Interest Lawyers have won permission on behalf of 100 Iraqis to bring judicial review proceedings against the Government, alleging that they were ill-treated in detention in Iraq at various times between 2003 and 2008 by members of the British Armed forces in breach of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights – Update: see our post here
- 15 July | Facebook fights back [on Raoul Moat]: Human Rights in Ireland examine the issues surrounding the duties of social networking sites.
- 15 July | New Judgment: A v Essex County Council  UKSC 33: Supreme Court decision on the right to education – see our post on the case
- 14 July | Covert words that paint a vivid picture of complicity in torture: The Guardian say that the “torture files” released by the security services are evidence of British collusion with torture (see our post)
- 14 July | The UK & the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: Cian Murphy on Human Rights in Ireland comments on the Saeedi case – see Rosalind English’s post. The judgment in this still has not been released.
- 14 July | Law Review: Lord Judge LCJ on the State of The Nation – an important speech: Charon QC summarises Lord Judge’s speech. See our post too.
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