Human Rights news roundup
27 August 2010
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- 27 Aug | Editorial: Legacy of Torture tainted Guantanamo confessions – NYTimes.com: The New York Times highlights the problems in prosecuting men who were detained at Guantanamo Bay. US courts have been unable to use “confessions” made under harsh interrogation techniques. See also our post on the continuing UK legal impact of Guantanamo Bay
- 27 Aug | Coalition ‘must protect Brits from extradition’ – : Liberty are pleading with the government to move forward on a measure which bars extradition if a significant part of the conduct which led to the alleged crime took place in or from the UK. See our post on the increasing role of human rights in extradition cases.
- 27 Aug | Opinion: “Privacy in August 2010” – Mark Thomson – Inforrm’s Blog: Mark Thomson dispels some of the misunderstandings about privacy law and footballer ‘super-injunctions’. See our post on the impending libel reform.
- 27 Aug | The CLP legal aid challenge considered – Nearly Legal – See our post on this Judicial Review which could have important consequences for Legal Aid provision.
- 27 Aug | Political Judgements – Joshua Rozenberg – The complicated relationship between judges and politics in the UK, as compared to the US. See our post on the Gaza activists acquittal, where the judge gave a very colourful summing up to the jury.
- 26 Aug | Civil sanctions are no soft option – guardian.co.uk – Carl Gardner provides an interesting analysis of the Law Commission’s proposals for slimming down the criminal law (the LC paper can be found here).
- 26 Aug | England footballer wins continuation of gagging order – BBC News – See the Inforrm post on this for elucidation.
- 26 Aug | Case Law : Imerman v Tchenguiz – Inforrm’s Blog – Inforrm’s analysis of the high-profile ruling on the use of stolen evidence in divorce proceedings. See our post on the case.
- 25 Aug | UN asset-freezing scheme represents an ‘atrocious lack’ of due process – Cian Murphy – Cian Murphy highlights the fact that the UN is freezing assets of dead people as well as many people whose cases haven’t been reviewed for years.