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News Articles/Judgments/Reports January Through December 2017

Observer View On Miscarriages Of Justice

Many National Archives Files Are ‘Lost’ - But Release Still Reveals British State Brutality

Shaw Report: Staff Shortages at HMP Woodhill Put Inmates' Lives at Risk

One in Five Female Prisoners Homeless After Release

Miscarriages of Justice Compensation 195 Applications in Five Years Only 5 Successful  

Danny Steven Kay – Conviction for Rape Quashed

Police Made 'Appalling' Errors in Using Internet Data to Target Suspects

CCRC Refers Sexual Offences Conviction of Z on Grounds of Non-Disclosure

  Time for the CCRC to be ‘Put Down’  

Met Police Announces Review Into How it Investigates Rape Cases

Neglect and Basic Failings Repeated: Inquest Findings Over the Year

Ethiopian Academic Acquitted of Terrorism Charges  

Dennis Hutchings: What’s Sauce for the Goose is Sauce for the Gander

UK Ministers Blocking Appointments to Human Rights Watchdog  

HMP Liverpool: Worst Conditions Ever Seen  

Ministry of Justice Not Legally Bound to Ban Smoking in Prisons  

Statement on Behalf of Families of The McGurk’s Bar Bombing  

UN ‘Appalled’ at Mass Execution of 38 Prisoners in Iraq  High Court Slams IPCC for Failure to Follow Due Process

Scotland Yard to Carry Out 'Urgent Assessment of Disclosure' After Rape Trial Collapses

Ministry of Defence Breached Geneva Convention During Iraq War  

Prisoners: Parental Rights  

EEA Rough Sleepers – Deportation Orders Quashed

Prisoners: One Million Pounds + Paid in Compensation for Parole Board Delays

Call to End Dysfunctional Probation Privatisation

Probation Reforms Falter, Disclosing Deep - Rooted Problems

Eight Sentenced for Smuggling Drugs into Prisons by Drones

Cops Stop and Search Black People More—But Find Fewer Drugs Than on White People

Racial and Economic Justice Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

HMP Dartmoor – Prison With 70% Sex Offenders - ‘Shocking’ Failings in Resettlement

Robert Hamill 's Mother to Get Her Day in Court  

A Quick Chat with the Police – Or an Interview? You Need a Lawyer  

Persecution of Irish Republicans Never Stops  

Court Grants Leave to Challenge Terrorism Travel Notification Requirements

It’s Official – There Have Been no Suicides in Immigration Detention This Year

Father and Son Issue Legal Proceedings Over Luton Airport Terror Detention

Two Families Win Right to New Inquest into Deaths

Police Reveal 'Unlawful' Mental Health Detentions

HMP Wormwood Scrubs – Suffering Persistent and Intractable Failings

West Yorkshire Police Officer Dismissed Following IPCC Investigation

CPS Confirm Decision Not to Charge Officers Involved in Death of Sean Rigg

Women Prisoners Caught In ‘Cycle of Victimisation’

Elite Prison Squad Deployed to Jails 580 Times Last Year

Elite Prison Squad Deployed to Jails 580 Times Last Year

Make UK Police Lose Phone and Web Data Search Authorisation Powers

German Pilots Ground 222 Flights After Refusing to Deport Asylum Seekers

Court Acquits Dee Fennell of Encouraging Terrorism

Michael Stone - New Evidence Casts Doubt on His Conviction

CCRC Statement on the 2017 Application of Michael Stone

CCRC Much Heralded Historical Referral Rate of 3.3% Disguises a Miniscule 0.77% Last Year

Inspectors Given Powers to Alert Minister to Urgent Problems

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons welcomes new ‘Urgent Notification’

Early Day Motion 601: HMP Northumberland

Innocent Eddie Gilfoyle Again Told to F**K Off by the Court of Appeal

Suspend Police Officers Under Investigation for Deaths of Edson Da Costa & Rashan Charles

I Was a Victim of Undercover Police Abuse. I Fear We Won’t Get Justice

Scientific Evidence Primers Launched in Courts Around UK

Staffing Problems Impact Negatively on Children in Custody

G4S Youth Jail Beset by Violence, Vandalism and Weapons

Seek Advice Over Forensics 'Data Manipulation' Concerns

CCRC Statement on the Randox SituationSupergrass Evidence Will be Used in Murder Trial

IPCC Refuse to Prosecute Police Officer – As they deem ‘It Would Not be in the Public Interest’

Name, Number and NationalityRape Evidence Dismissed After 'Tainted' Police Report

Michael Goldsworthy - Recall to Prison Unlawful, Disproportionate and Unreasonable

Grayling’s ‘Ideological’ Defeat Over Prisoners’ Legal Aid

'Disastrous' Offender Tagging Scheme Hit by Fresh Delays

Learning lessons: Deaths in Approved Premises Involving Substance Misuse

Anthony Grainger Police Murder: Inquiry into Senior Officer's Evidence

£78,500 Damages for Unlawfully Detained Foreign National Offender (FNO)

Defendants Must Reveal Nationality in Magistrates Courts

Home Curfew Unlawful - £4,000 Damages

US: Congress Should Not Fund Abusive Immigration Policies

Ministry of Justice Abandons Court Battle on Prisoners' Legal Aid

Police Custody in North London –Too Many Children Held For Too Long

US: Rule Would Push Prosecutors to Release Evidence Favourable to Defence

'Speedy Justice' Deterring Magistrates From Releasing Offenders

An End to Private Hearing Deals

Justice for Naweed Ali, Khobaib Hussain, Mohibur Rahman, Tahir Aziz

Roger Khan - I Don’t Want Sympathy - Just a Chance to Present the Evidence

Why do Some Defence Lawyers Regard Their Clients as ‘A Problem’?

Janet Alder: Police Forced to Hold Gross Misconduct Hearing for Two Officers

Hate Crime Offences

The Patronising Disposition of Unaccountable Power

N. Ireland: Prisoners Get £700k in Pay-outs for Assaults, Falls and Human Rights Claims

Hope For Egypt’s Scorpion Prison Inmates

Guildford Pub Bombings: Legal Bid to Reopen Inquests

Landmark Review on Deaths in Police Custody

Government Reportedly Planning to Allow Half a Dozen UK Prisoners to Vote

Court Delivers “Hooded Men” Judgment

The Rise of Covert Recordings in Family Proceedings

Expert Evidence: Use, Abuse and Boundaries

Violence and Self-Harm in UK Prisons Continue to Surge

'Greater Good' Pair Cleared of BAE Criminal Damage

Systemic Failures in Relation to Suicide/Self Harm Management in G4s Run Prison

Labour Condemns 'Failing' Probation Reforms as Growing Numbers of Offenders Sent Back to Prison

Laptops Allow Prisoners to Choose Meals and Order Clothes From Their Cells

Video links in Court Trials Undermine Justice System

Labour Condemns 'Failing' Probation Reforms as Growing Numbers of Offenders Sent Back to Prison

‘Emperor's New Clothes’ - IPCC to be Renamed as IOPC

Crown Prosecution Paying off Their Bad Lawyers with Taxpayer’s Money

Prison Investment to Fund Body Cameras and 'Incapacitant Spray'

Northern Ireland: Troubles-Related Court Cases to be 'Fast-Tracked'

Charges ‘Not Proven’ Against Met Officers Following Death of Henry Hicks

One in Five Decisions by Courts Unsafe Because of ‘Misleading Evidence’

Early Day Motion 369: Cuts to Legal Aid Since 2013

Early Day Motion 372: Re-Legalising Medicinal Cannabis

Closed Justice: How British Courts Are Still Keeping the Public in the Dark

Criminals Could be Banned From Drinking After They Are Released From Prison

'Lone-Wolf Dissident' Christine Connor to Appeal Conviction

Application for Judicial Review by Geraldine Finucane to Supreme Court Granted

Karl Pagan Raine: Conviction for Serious Sexual Offenses - Quashed Unfair Trial

Fifth of CPS Cases Are Alleged Sex Crimes or Domestic Abuse

Home Office Wrongly Imprisoned Torture Victims

Officers Cleared by Met of Gross Misconduct Following Restraint Death of Olaseni Lewis

A Report From ‘Just Yorkshire’ Exposes the Dangers of the Government’s Prevent Agenda

Allegations Against Police: Abuse of Position For Sexual Purpose/Improper Relationship

Child; No Approved Secure Accommodation Available; Deprivation of Liberty

Home Office Plans GPS Tracking for Immigrant Offenders

New CPS Guidance on Joint Enterprise ‘Fails to Get to Grips’ With Problem

Police Back 'Sammy's Law' to Pardon Crimes of Grooming Victims

Empower Prisoners to Use the Law

US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Gay Sex Death Penalty

HMP Dovegate – High Levels of Violence, Drugs and Use of Force

Another Shabby Day for UK Justice - CCRC Referral Wang Yam – Knocked Back by COA

Whatever Happened to the Undercover Policing Inquiry?

Forensic Science: What are we Missing?

Justice for Habib 'Paps' Ullah - Thames Valley Police Settle Substantial Claim

Convicted of Terror Offence For Refusing to Give Police Phone and Laptop Password

21 European Countries Are Unlawfully Retaining Personal Data

The Myth of Device Control and the Reality of Data Exploitation

Hanging of 42 Prisoners in Iraq Raises Concern Over Flawed Due Process

Self Defence is No Offence - Ross MacPherson to Stand Trial for Assault on a Prison Officer

NI: Man 'Shot by Undercover Soldiers' Granted Permission For Judicial Review

Rashan Charles's Family Criticise Met for Refusing to Suspend Police Officer

Missed Chances to Prevent James Herbert’s Death in Custody

Police Handling of Complaints Remains Inconsistent

Don’t Lock Up Young Offenders – Send Them to Top Boarding Schools Instead!

Number of Legal Aid Providers Falls 20% in Five Years

HMP/YOI Portland –Very High Violence Levels/Marked Decline in Safety

HMYOI Wetherby and Keppel - Violence Still Too High

No Jail Time for Thames Valley Police Sergeant Who Beat Man Unconscious

19 Judges Removed From Offfice

UK Faces Rebuke Over Refusal to Back More Than 100 UN Human Rights Targets

UK Police Earned Millions Training Officers in Repressive Regimes

Sexual Assault Conviction Quashed Following ‘Defective Representation’ Appeal

UK Police Earned Millions Training Officers in Repressive Regimes

Anger Over 'Slap on Wrist' For Police Officers After Death of Black Man in Police Van

Attorney General Begins Inquiry About Social Media Impact on UK Trials

Prisoner 'Trapped' in Jail For 11 Years to Be Released

'Release Ill and Elderly Prisoners' to Reduce Jail Numbers

Craigavon Two – Papers Submitted to CCRC 12 months Ago – Still waiting for a Decision

Rashan Charles Death: Met Officer Investigated for Gross Misconduct

HMP Grendon – An Impressive Prison Working With Long-Sentenced Prisoners

Police, Prison & Court Personnel charged or Convicted of an Offence May 2008 to 27th August 2017

800 Years of Additional Time Imposed on Prisoners For Breaking Rules

UK High Court Blocks Deportation of Man Who Accuses G4S of Abuse

Normalising Torture

CPS to Issue Guidance on Handling Cases of Abuse Against Men

Traces of Crime: How New York’s DNA Techniques Became Tainted

Keith Rose: Aftermath of My Judicial Review – Downgraded to Category B

Murderer’s Ex Wife to be Removed From Family Home in Proceeds of Crime Case

HMP Bullingdon – High Levels of Violence, Drugs and Gang Problems

Young Black People Nine Times More Likely to Be Jailed Than Young White People

Met Police Pay £200,000 Compensation Over Operation Midland Raids

Concern Over Met Police Use of Spit Hoods on Black/Asian Detainees

Deaths of Black Men in Custody Pose Challenge on ‘Stephen Lawrence Level’

UK Government Must Come Clean About Its Secret Wars

UK Police Broke Law in Case of British Backpackers Murdered in Thailand

Transgender Woman Prisoner Receives Settlement and Apologies From Prison Service

Jemma Beale Jailed For 10 Years For Making Series of False Rape Claims

Jemma Beale Lied About Being Raped – But Was Sentenced by a Flawed System

Prisoner Entitled to Damages – As Prison Service Failed to Protect Him From Attack by Fellow Inmate

Jemma Beale Jailed For 10 Years For Making Series of False Rape Claims

Prisons Punishing Inmates by Restricting Visits From Children

Prison Healthcare so Bad it Would be Shut Down On Outside, Say Doctors

The Only Thing Stop and Search Cuts is Trust in the Police

Gang Injunction Bars 18 Men From Parts of Birmingham

Frederick Clay Wins Freedom Back After Nearly Four Decades in Prison

Wrongfully Imprisoned Eligible for $50k a Year Under New Michigan law

Scotland: Think Tank Calls For Ban on Jail Terms of Less Than Six Months

Prison Officer Arrested Over Drugs Find at HMP Maghaberry

Man Wins Compensation After Be Sing Banned From Havingex With Wife

Bianca Durrant 8 Year Battle with Racist Avon and Somerset Police

Venezuela Prison 'Massacre' Kills 37

HMYOI Aylesbury – Safety a Major Concern

Justice Secretary Told to 'Get A Grip' on Prisoners With no Release Date

Blame Game Begins as Google Translate Stands in For Court Interpreter

Black Workers in UK Paid Less Than White Colleagues With Equal Qualifications

HMP Bure –Risks Posed by Prisoners Release Needed Better Management

HMP Haverigg – Living Conditions, Shabby and Dirty

'Some Prisoners Should be Able to Skype Family,' Says Review

Judge and Counsel Cross Swords in 'Astonishing' 15-Week Trial

Report on Northants Children's Prison Finds Rise in Violent Incidents

Judges Question ‘Culture’ at Crown Office in Wake of Prosecutor’s ‘Prejudicial’ Questionign

CARF Magazine 1991-2003 Now Available Online a Vital History of Anti-Racist Campaigning

Baroque Testimonies: Elaborate Ornamentation and Efforts to Create Dramatic effects

Hullabaloo Pending Release of Mubarek Ali From Prison

IPCC Apologises to Woman Handcuffed in Cell For 11 Hours While Pregnant

If 70-Year-Old Cleaners are Convicted of Running Brothels, The Law Isn’t Working

Woman Knocked Down and Killed by Police Van Searching for Her

Met Police Use Force Disproportionately Against Black People in London

New Investigation: Police Killings of Anthony Grainger, Ian Terry & Jordan Begley

Successful Claim by Prisoner with Peanut Allergy Given the Wrong Meal

Honey Maria Rose V Regina – Conviction Quashed

Authorities Quell Trouble at HMP The Mount & HMP Erlestoke£200k Pay-Out Over Kevin Nunes Murder Fit-up

No Justice for Devonia Inman

Alliance Against Unfounded Allegations of Abuse

Chief Constables’ Failure to Properly Investigate Loyalist Murder Squad Breached Article 2

NI: Pat Finucane's Widow Wins Permission for Supreme Court Appeal

Undercover Police Spied on More Than 1,000 Political Groups in UK

HMP Whitemoor – Concerns Over Segregation, Disproportionate Number of Muslims Held

INQUEST Response to IPCC Statistics for Deaths During/Following Police Contact in England & Wales 2016/17

NI: Tamil Woman Seeks to 'Hold RUC Accountable' for Sri Lankan Massacre

HMP Bristol – Further Decline in Standards, Prison Far Less Safe

Decision to Restrict Communication Between Lawyer and Accused on Grounds of Protecting State Secrets - Contrary to the Convention

Chief Constable Must Provide Documents by Set Date – if Not His Defence Struck Out

Straw ‘Rendition’ Trial ‘Will’ be Heard in Secret

Keith Rose Wins Oral Hearing

No Justice for the Cardiff Three – Reason, Police Did Not Act in Bad Faith!

Organising Behind Bars to Fight Prison Slavery

Police Failing to Disclose Crucial Evidence About Defendants

Prison Reform Impossible Until Jails Become Safer, Warns Chief Inspector

Early Day Motion 192: Hunger Strike by Political Prisoners in Colombia

13-Year Detention of Sex Offender With Mental Health Problems Breach of Article 3

UK's Criminal Justice System Would Fall Apart Without Charities

Criminalising Everyday Care

Against ‘Law and Order’ Lockup: The 1970 New York City Jail Rebellions

The Reputation of Innocence Projects

Is False Hope Better Than No Hope? The Ethics of Innocence Work

Jail If You Don’t Answer Questions! Under– Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000

New Criminal Tagging System - Abandoned

SCCRC Confirms Abdelbaset al-Megrahi Appeal Lodged

‘Jihadi Jails’ - Radicalised Prisoners Relocated to Separation Unit in HMP Frankland

David Lammy MP: Black people 50% More Likely to be Imprisoned Than White

MPs Approve Extension of Non-Jury Trials in Northern Ireland

Early Day Motion 137: Feltham Young Offenders Institution and Youth Justice

Access to Justice

Police Who Failed Murdered Refugee Displayed 'Hallmarks of Racism'

Early Day Motion 127: Mental Health in Prisons

Sex Offender Treatment Scheme Led to Increase in Reoffending

The Waiting Game: A Two-Part History of the CCRC- Part 1

Independent Report Into Deaths In Custody Must be Delayed No Longer

Lord Macdonald Former DPP Calls For Inquiry Into 'Rogue' SAS Unit

Foreign Office Wants Rendition Case Against Jack Straw to be Held in Private

HMP/YOI Feltham – Increase in Levels of Violence Some Very Serious

Oil Giant Shell Complicit in the Arbitrary Execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa

HMP Birmingham – Awash with Drugs - High Levels of Violence, Debt and Bullying

Further Forensic Fudging Facts – by Keith Rose HMP Whitemoor

Disclosure Failings Outlined in New Report Raise Miscarriage of Justice Concerns

Felix Wamala V Tascor Services – Total of £48,000 Damages

Allegations of Police Corruption Double in Four Years

Prison Service Needs Strategy to Deal With Growing Numbers Of Older Prisoners

HMP Lincoln –  Oversight of the Use of Force Seriously Deficient

Where Does the New Justice Secretary Stand on Human Rights?

HMP Pentonville Escapees Sentenced to More Time Behind Bars

Supreme Court Rules UK System For Deporting Foreign Criminals Unlawful

Mother of Man Killed by Police Attacks Decision Not to Charge Officer

Abusive Parents Who Try to Shift Blame May Face Tougher Sentences

HMP BRIXTON – Awash With Drugs -Not SafeJohn O V Home Office - Breech of Section 10(1) of the FOIA

Medway Youth Jail Rated Inadequate by Ofsted Inspectors

HMP Pentonville – Levels of Violence Too High

Law Firm Leigh Day Cleared Over Iraq Murder Compensation Claims

DR Congo Jailbreak Frees 900 Inmates

Law Firm Leigh Day Cleared Over Iraq Murder Compensation Claims

DR Congo Jailbreak Frees 900 Inmates

Dissolution of the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ inquiry into mental health and deaths in prisons: another missed opportunity?

Northern Ireland: US Report Claims Human Rights Lawyers Being 'Demonised'

Who We Lock Up and Why:  From the Dangerous and Difficult to the Innocent

Europe’s “Suspended Communities”

Ashley Charles – Challenge to the CCRC - Rejected by Court of Appeal

Don’t Fall For The Myth That It’s 50 Years Since We Decriminalised Homosexuality

Families of Men Who Killed Themselves at HMP Woodhill - Lose High Court Case

Series of Failings at HMP Bristol Caused Death of Callum Smith

Forensic Fudging By Keith Rose, Serving Life Prisoner

Post Jogee Appeals and Referral to the CCRC

Partner of Murdered Gangster Seeks €250,000 Life Insurance Pay Out

West Midlands Police Unit Accused of Perjury and FalsifyinEvidce

So What’s New - 64 Victims of West Mids Serious Crime Squad who had their Convictions Quashed

Yvonne Fletcher Murder Inquiry Dropped Over National Security Fears

Without Legal Aid Prisoners Cannot Get Justice

Campaign Group Challenge UK Over Surrender of Passwords at Border Control

More Failings at HMP Woodhill Found by Jury - Death of Michael Cameron

UK Plummets From 11th to 156th in Global Children's Rights Ranking

HMP Leeds Criticised at Inquest Into Transgender Prisoner's Death

Daniel Hegarty Killed by British Soldier - Family Fight 'No Prosecution' Ruling

Mother of Olaseni Lewis Who Died After Police Restraint Calls For Prosecution

Scores of Convictions in Doubt Amid Forensic Test Manipulation Claims