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The High Court of England and Wales rules that Parliamentary consent is necessary to withdraw from EU

R (on the application of Gina Miller and Ors) v The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768
 
The High Court held that the Secretary of State did not have power under the Royal Prerogative to give notice under Article 50 and thereby commence the process under which the UK would leave the European Union.
 

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Fifa legally challenged over treatment of migrant workers in Qatar

Fifa faces legal action in the Swiss Courts as a result of its vote in December 2010 to hold the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, due to the plight of migrant workers. 

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Employment Law, Other Public Interest Cases

Extradition of UK citizen to Taiwan would breach Article 3 of the Convention

Zain Taj Dean v The Lord Advocate and the Scottish Ministers [2016] HCJAC 83

The High Court of Justiciary Appeal Court ruled that the extradition of a British citizen to Taiwan would be incompatible with Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights as a result of the conditions in Taipei prison.

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Criminal Law, Other Public Interest Cases

Coroners do not have powers to request disclosure of information that has already been determined by the AAIB

R(Secretary of State) v Her Majesty’s Chief Coroner for Norfolk (British Airline Pilots intervening) [2016] EWHC 2279

The High Court has ruled that coroners do not have a power to order disclosure of the transcript and/ or recording from a cockpit flight recorder, or to issue fines for failure to comply. 

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ECHR Art. 2, Other Public Interest Cases, Right to Life

Police officer disciplined for failure to progress investigation into assault of a child

A police officer was disciplined after a Police Ombudsman investigation found that he did ‘virtually nothing’ to progress an investigation into an assault on a schoolboy who had extensive injuries after being punched and kicked in 2014.

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Court of Appeal dismisses challenge to Historical Abuse Inquiry

In last month’s Update, it was reported that the High Court had dismissed an application for judicial review of the decisions of the Secretary of State to fail to bring Kincora’s Boy’s Home within the remit of a separate Westminster Independent Inquiry into child sexual abuse. 

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