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See on Scoop.itPublic Law Children Act Cases

In October, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg issued two rulings bolstering the rights of persons with psycho-social disabilities. Both cases were brought by Hungarian-Slovakian disability rights activist János Fiala-Butora LL.M. ’10, an S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School and an associate of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, known as HPOD. (see a feature about the program).

In one of the cases, Bures v. Czech Republic (PDF), the plaintiff, who had been hospitalized after he inadvertently overdosed on medication prescribed by his psychiatrist, was strapped to a bed for several hours, resulting in long-term injuries to his arms and ending his career as a cello player. He brought criminal charges, but they were dismissed.
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IN THE NORTHAMPTON HIGH COURT

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IN THE NORTHAMPTON HIGH COURT

85/87 Lady’s Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 3HQ

Litigants

THE PARTIES

1. CLAIMANT
(a) MS NGOZI GODWELL

2. DEFENDANTS
(a) NORTHAMPTONSHIRE LOCAL AUTHORITY
(b) NORTHAMPTONSHIRE POLICE FORCE, POLICE
(c) NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
(d) NORTHAMPTON BOROUGH COUNCIL

Arms of Northamptonshire County Council

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Know The Real Court Process: Learn The Rules Of Your Local Court

As ever, the 2019 edition of Archbold will be fully up-to-date with the latest legislation, including the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018. Amendments have been made by the commencement of provisions of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 and the Criminal Finances Act 2017 to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. In addition, amendments to the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 (SI 2015/1490) and the Criminal Practice Directions 2015 are included, the highlight of which is the substitution of a new Part 22 (Evidence of a complainant’s previous sexual behaviour).

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Know The Real Court Process: Learn The Rules Of Your Local Court

“Following a survey of all Resident Judges in 2016, the decision was taken centrally to provide Blackstone’s Criminal Practice in every Crown courtroom in England & Wales. ”

Exposing Court Corruption – Civil & Parental Rights Advocacy

When someone starts a claim in the English courts for, say, a debt owed, and the defendant does not put in a defence, the claimant can simply ask the court to enter judgment for the sum claimed, and can bring enforcement proceedings based upon that judgment. In this procedure, the court is acting administratively, and typically no judge will be involved in the process. All very simple then.

Understanding the Court Process

2019 Edition Of Archbold

Source: wildy.com

As ever, the 2019 edition of Archbold will be fully up-to-date with the latest legislation, including the Data…

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Guildford Four and Maguire Seven – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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“Gerry Conlon dies: Guildford Four member who never gave up his fight for justice”

Sourced through Scoop.it from: en.m.wikipedia.org

After their arrest, all four defendants confessed to the bombing under intense amount of coercion by the police. These statements were later retracted, but nonetheless formed the basis of the case against them. They would later be alleged to be the result of coercion by the police, ranging from intimidation to torture—including threats against family members—as well as the effects of drug withdrawal. Conlon argues in his autobiography that a key factor in his purportedly coerced confession was the fact that strengthened anti-terrorism laws passed in the early 1970s allowed the police to hold suspects without charges for up to a week, rather than the previous limit of 48 hours, and that he might have been able to withstand the treatment he had received had the original time limit been in…

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Government not required to disclose full details of defence

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.

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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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‘THE PITCHFORKS ARE COMING’

‘But the problem isn’t that we have inequality. Some inequality is intrinsic to any high-functioning capitalist economy. The problem is that inequality is at historically high levels and getting worse every day. Our country is rapidly becoming less a capitalist society and more a feudal society. Unless our policies change dramatically, the middle class will disappear, and we will be back to late 18th-century France. Before the revolution.

Ian Bone

I share this analysis from Politico magazine. We are becoming more a feudal society by the day – see SQUIRE BENYON. Super fancy analyses of post-capitalism by pointy heads are old hat – its FEUDAL out there. Wise up mugs and ready your pitchforks.

‘But the problem isn’t that we have inequality. Some inequality is intrinsic to any high-functioning capitalist economy. The problem is that inequality is at historically high levels and getting worse every day. Our country is rapidly becoming less a capitalist society and more a feudal society. Unless our policies change dramatically, the middle class will disappear, and we will be back to late 18th-century France. Before the revolution.

And so I have a message for my fellow filthy rich, for all of us who live in our gated bubble worlds: Wake up, people. It won’t last.

If we don’t do something to fix the glaring inequities…

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Amnesty calls for action on Ombudsman’s report on Roma children wrongly taken into care

Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director, Amnesty International Ireland said: “We welcome the Government’s mandating the Children’s Ombudsman to conduct this inquiry. Today’s public apology by the Taoiseach and Minister to the two families is also important and welcome. However, the substantive response to the report will be the real test of the Government’s resolve. We urge that the report’s recommendations are implemented fully and swiftly.

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Amnesty International Ireland today welcomed the Government?s publication of the report of the independent Special Inquiry by the Ombudsman for Children into the removal of two Roma children from their families in October 2013 based on unfounded concerns regarding their identity.

Source: amnesty.ie

Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director, Amnesty International Ireland said: “We welcome the Government’s mandating the Children’s Ombudsman to conduct thisinquiry. Today’s public apology by the Taoiseach and Minister to the two families is also important and welcome. However, the substantive response to the report will be the real test of the Government’s resolve. We urge that the report’s recommendations are implemented fully and swiftly.

The Ombudsman’s report finds the individual Garda in one of these cases did not hold prejudicial attitudes toward Roma. Nevertheless, the actions were discriminatory. In the second case, the Garda’s actions were deemed by the Ombudsman to meet the definition of ‘ethnic profiling’.

“Steps…

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