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Strasbourg court rules deportation of Iraqi nationals would violate article 3

In today’s Grand Chamber judgment in the case of J.K. and Others v. Sweden the European Court of Human Rights held, by ten votes to seven, that there would be: a violation of article 3 (prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights if the order for the applicants’ deportation to Iraq were implemented.

Published 23 August 2016

Reprieve writes to Boris Johnson over British citizen's Ethiopian detention

Human rights group Reprieve has written to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in support of a British citizen on death row in Ethiopia, who they say continues to be refused access to a lawyer.

Published 23 August 2016

Bicycle courier awarded €30k in personal injury claim after road traffic accident with Dublin taxi driver

The High Court awarded €30,000 in general damages for injuries sustained by a cyclist as the result of a road traffic accident involving a taxi, while rejecting a majority of the cyclist's claim for special damages.

Published 22 August 2016

Group of MLAs expected to launch Brexit legal challenge

A cross-community group of MLAs are expected to file legal proceedings at the High Court in Belfast over the UK's Brexit vote.

Published 22 August 2016

Police complete interviews of Bloody Sunday soldiers

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has completed interviewing a number of former soldiers who were involved in the Bloody Sunday killings in 1972.

Published 22 August 2016

England: Islamic extremists likely to radicalise inmates to be separated

Islamic extremists likely to radicalise their fellow inmates are to be held in special units in English and Welsh prisons, Justice Secretary Liz Truss (pictured) has announced.

Published 22 August 2016

England: Sources hint at move away from problem-solving courts expansion

The UK's Justice Secretary Liz Truss is abandoning her predecessor's plans to roll out more problem-solving courts on the basis they would not be seen as tough on offenders, The Guardian reports.

Published 22 August 2016

Man involved in destruction of Timbuktu monuments pleads guilty in ICC first

A man has pleaded guilty at the International Criminal Court in The Hague for the 2012 destruction of religious monuments in Mali, marking the first time ever a defendant accused of war crimes has entered a guilty plea.

Published 22 August 2016

UK: Reprieve complains after Cabinet Office refuses to disclose role in non-prosecution decision

Human rights group Reprieve has complained to the information commissioner over the UK government's refusal to disclose whether it was involved in a decision not to prosecute anyone over a covert operation to kidnap Libyan dissidents.

Published 22 August 2016

Gerald Kean admits he's 'broke' after 2008 crash

Celebrity solicitor Dr Gerald Kean (pictured) has joked he will have to work into his 90s to pay his debts after losing millions in the 2008 crash.

Published 22 August 2016

Justice agencies to help prisoners raise Duke of Edinburgh charity funds

Criminal justice agencies have teamed up to launch a charity fundraising initiative celebrating 60 years of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE).

Published 22 August 2016

High Court: Garda awarded €195,000 for physical and psychological injuries that forced him into early retirement

The High Court has awarded €195,000 to a Garda with 33 years of experience who suffered persistent physical and psychological harm as a result of an assault that occurred in the course of arresting a member of the public.

Published 19 August 2016

Agreement paves way for Irish adoptions from Philippines

An agreement allowing Irish people to adopt children from the Philippines has come into effect.

Published 19 August 2016

Gardaí told to reveal staffing levels in each station

An Garda Síochána have been told to reveal the number of staff in each garda station, The Times reports.

Published 19 August 2016

Renua party leader breached data protection rules

Lucinda Creighton, then-leader of Renua Ireland, is among campaigners found to have breached data protection laws during the general election campaign.

Published 19 August 2016