March 2007

Charlie Hebdo – justice prevails!

March 23, 2007

You may be as pleased and relieved as I am to know that the editor of Charlie Hebdo was finally acquitted by the Paris Tribunal Correctionnel of the criminal charges brought against him by Islamic Organisations. Unfortunately I understand they are planning an appeal. It seems to me this case involves much bigger human rights […]

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That injunction again

March 6, 2007

What Nick Robinson says in his blog today is interesting: I see absolutely no evidence that the attorney did anything other than what all previous occupants of his post would have done, ie to respond to a request from the Metropolitan Police for an injunction. He was, as he has claimed, acting in his capacity […]

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Goldsmith’s injunction against the BBC

March 3, 2007

Extraordinary news, this: the Attorney has injuncted the BBC from showing a report about cash-for-honours. Presumably it’s to prevent what he thinks would be contempt of court – a publication that would seriously risk substantial prejudice (I’m away from law books today, and quoting the test in the Contempt of Court Act from memory, so […]

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