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An influential Parliamentary committee says that the Government is failing to demonstrate the need for a roll-out of secret courts across the British justice system.
The main candidates in the Eastleigh by-election have been challenged to set out their position on the Government’s plans to roll out secret courts.
Ministers were yesterday (5 February) successful in pushing through changes which would further strengthen their ability to use secret courts.
Ministers are attempting to roll back concessions won by the Lords over their plans for secret courts, says the legal charity Reprieve.
A British grandmother arrested on drugs charges in Indonesia was yesterday (22 January 2013) sentenced to death by firing squad by judges in a Bali court.
UK aid for Iran’s ‘War on Drugs’ is helping to send hundreds of people to death row, says the legal charity Reprieve.
The Government is to push ahead with plans for secret courts despite concerns raised by victims of state wrongdoing or negligence.
Legal charity Reprieve has welcomed a settlement the al Saadi family have accepted from the UK Government, which forcibly ‘rendering’ them to Gaddafi’s Libya.
The Government is refusing to publish legal advice on whether plans for secret courts conflict with the right to a fair trial, claiming that “public interest” requires secrecy.
A British woman facing the death penalty in Pakistan, who is being held in jail along with her newborn baby, is due to appear in court tomorrow (1 November).