The High Court of Northern Ireland has found that publication in local newspapers of photographs of young people suspected of rioting in 2010 was necessary for the administration of justice and was not a ‘name and shame’ policy. In 2009, in order to identify those involved in rioting in Derry/Londonderry, the police used CCTV images and engaged the community in identifying some of the young people by publishing the images in local newspapers, in what was called ‘Operation Exposure’.
A High Court judge has confirmed he is minded to quash the decision of a new £330 million dual carriageway project over a failure to carry out an appropriate assessment of the impact of the A5 scheme on special areas of conservation around two rivers. Work on the 85km of dual carriageway which is to form part of a key cross-border business route linking Dublin and the North West, has been put on hold due to the legal challenge by eighteen farmers, business-men and landowners who joined together under the Alternative A5 Alliance grouping. Lawyers for the alliance claimed it has now become
Three Kenyans have been granted the right to sue the British government for alleged abuses sustained during the Mau Mau insurgency, over 50 years ago. The Mau Mau uprising was a military conflict that took place in Kenya in the years between 1952 and 1960.
The Supreme Court has decided that some equal pay cases can be brought before the civil courts instead of the employment tribunal. 170 women who have worked for Birmingham City Council did not receive bonuses and launched compensation claims in the high court last year. The city council attempted to have the claims struck out, arguing that they should only be brought before an employment tribunal.
The High Court has found that a woman who co-habited with her partner for 10 years has a right to access her partner’s pension after his death. The Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC) declined to pay a survivor’s pension to the applicant in the absence of a nomination form that would have named her as her partner’s survivor. The applicant claims that this decision is a breach of her rights under Article 14 read together with Art 1 of the First Protocol ECHR.