November 2006

Fraud (Trials without a Jury) Bill

November 30, 2006

Oh my God! I find myself coming over all lawyerly and conservative when I survey this appalling bill, which got through second reading in the Commons yesterday and which would remove the right to trial by jury in fraud cases. The government’s logic is… well, to say flawed would be kind. There is none. Read […]

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Come back, Molly-Misbah!

November 29, 2006

John Bolch at Family Lore is pleased that the court in Lahore has ordered that Molly Campbell/Misbah Rana must return to Scotland, upholding the principle that the proper forum for the resolution of disputes relating to children is the court of the country where the child habitually resides. I’m pleased, too.

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Replacing Trident

November 29, 2006

Kate Hudson, the chair of CND, wrote in the Guardian today arguing that a decision by the British government to renew or replace Trident would be in breach of the Nuclear non-proliferation treaty. Apparently Rabinder Singh QC and Prof. Christine Chinkin have given advice to that effect: Article VI of the NPT states that each […]

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Tom ap Rhys Price – Adele Eastman’s statement

November 29, 2006

The papers today all report the life sentences passed on the murderers of Tom ap Rhys Price – what a senseless and stupid crime. A particularly interesting aspect of the case was the statement made by Tom’s fiancee Adele Eastman about the impact of his murder, which was read to the court under the current […]

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