His Honour Judge Stephen Waine

His Honour Judge Stephen Waine

An appeal by a father against the rejection of a request that a CAFCASS officer have the opportunity to see his child to discuss the possibility of future direct contact with him.  G (A Child) [2006] EWCA Civ 348

Family justice: who are protecting our children?

Posted on August 12, 2011
Where do we get proof that the care proceedings are indeed witch trials and are more about revenge than they were about justice?

Tags: His Honour Judge Stephen Waine, care, Council

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Government not required to disclose full details of defence

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The remedy sought is not confined to ordinary compensation, but extends to damages for breach of the Convention and to declaratory relief, which in the context of this case, and if the Claimant succeeded, would represent an important marking of unlawful behaviour: a matter in which there is a legitimate public interest.

Originally posted on UK Human Rights Blog:

blind justiceCF v The Ministry of Defence and others [2014] EWHC 3171 (QB) – read judgment

Angus McCullough QC of 1 Crown Office Row acted as Special Advocate in this case. He has nothing to do with the writing of this post.

The High Court has ruled that in a case against the state which did not directly affect the liberty of the subject, there was no irreducible minimum of disclosure of the state’s case which the court would require. The consequences of such disclosure for national security prevailed.

Factual and legal background

The claimant, Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, had made a number of claims against various government departments, alleging complicity in unlawful and arbitrary detention and inhuman and degrading treatment and torture on the part of British authorities in Somaliland.  He also sought damages for trespass, breach of the Human Rights Act 1998, and misfeasance in public office. As Irwin J said,

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