Monthly Archives: October 2013

Freedom of expression – nakedness in a public place

UK Human Rights Blog Gough v. Director of Public Prosecution [2013] EWHC 3267 – read judgment Mr Gough wishes to walk up and down the UK naked. Others do not approve of this, so his progress has been somewhat stop-start. This … Continue reading

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Veteran editor Harold Evans calls for British First Amendment protecting press

Originally posted on Amanpour:
By Mick Krever, CNN The United Kingdom needs its own version of the First Amendment protecting press freedom, former editor of The Times and The Sunday Times Harold Evans told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday. Evans…

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Train companies set to make millions out of storm chaos

Greedy private train companies are set to cash in to the tune of millions as a result of cancelled services due to the storm disruption in a move which rail union RMT says exposes the rip-off of rail privatisation in … Continue reading

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Disability discrimination – reasonable adjustments

Thanks to Joanna Cowie of SA Law for preparing this case summary Thanks also to Laurie Anstis of Boyes Turner, who is standing in for Daniel Barnett. Did an employer breach its duty to make reasonable adjustments by only offering … Continue reading

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Newspapers in legal bid to stop press regulation charter

30 October 2013 Last updated at 12:38 Share this pageEmailPrint ShareFacebookTwitter Newspapers in legal bid to stop press regulation charter The press wants a judicial review of a Privy Council decision to reject its proposed charter Continue reading the main … Continue reading

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The end of a free press?

The end of a free press?.

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Press regulation: industry waits for new rules as ministers ‘sit in secret’

By James Kirkup, Political Editor10:08PM GMT 29 Oct 2013 Downing Street has refused to disclose the names of ministers who will on Wednesday take the final step in a plan to impose new rules on the Press. Ministers on the … Continue reading

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RMT responds to RAIB report into Saxilby track worker fatality

RMT responds to RAIB report into Saxilby track worker fatality RMT general secretary Bob Crow said ” The RAIB report into this appalling tragedy shines the spotlight on the dangers inherent in the current working environment of track workers on … Continue reading

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Harmful Practices Against Women And Girls Can Never be Justified by Religion

Harmful Practices Against Women And Girls Can Never be Justified by Religion UN News Centre, 29 October 2013 – Harmful practices inflicted on women and girls can never be justified in the name of freedom of religion or belief, an … Continue reading

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PCC expenses leak: ‘Whistleblowers need protection’

A union official at the centre of an investigation focused on the leaking of a police and crime commissioner’s (PCC) expenses has called for greater protection for whistleblowers. It has emerged that Irene Brown – who has served as a … Continue reading

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