February 19, 2013
Advocacy, Campaigning, Internet Media, Parliament, Public Interest, Public Interest, The Rule of Law, United Kingdom
Andrew Tyrie, David Cameron, David Kelly, House of Lords, Iraq, Iraq Inquiry, Julian Assange, Kenneth Clarke, London, Matrix-Churchill, Menzies Campbell, Ministry of Defence, Tory, WikiLeaks
Everybody tries to make a difference in our ‘interesting’ times, everybody as best as they can, given their circumstances and familiarity with communication media. Over the last two days I received distinctly ‘interesting’ information:
“Apparent power thrives on secrets. The world of men is structured force.”
Here’s Tony Gosling‘s email about the Justice and Security Bill:
Yesterday Andrew Tyrie MP was mentioned in the Observer:- http://www.911forum.org.uk/board/viewtopic.php?p=163751#163751 http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/17/justice-security-bill-secret-courts The justice and security bill is a chilling affront to British justice Secret courts should have no place within our judicial system.
Previously:- http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2013/jan/28/andrew-tyrie-secret-courts-bill Tory MP Andrew Tyrie attacks secret courts bill Backbencher warns that government is in danger of ‘closing down access to the truth’. More
September 15, 2011
Advocacy, Campaigning, Government
David Cameron, Kenneth Clarke, Law, Legal aid, Liberal Democrats, Lord McNally, Member of Parliament, Services, Tom McNally Baron McNally
Rather amazing that Lord McNally thinks legal services are worth promoting abroad – in a Plan for Growth. Meanwhile, local users have had reasons for publications such as
September 6, 2011
Campaigning, Court Hearings, Exposure, Justice, Mainstream Media, Members of Parliament, News, Parliament, Petitions, Public Inquiry, Publicity, The Rule of Law
Appeal, Habeas Corpus, Human rights, Independent Monitoring Board, Ken Clarke, Kenneth Clarke, Leeds, London, Nick Hardwick, Petition, press release, Prison, Royal Courts of Justice, Television, World War II
Ken Clarke says decision to allow sentencing to be televised will increase public confidence in justice system
Well, given the comments by petition signers, it seems to take much more than televising summaries to increase public confidence in the justice system. Please check
- a one-page news release
- an eight-page executive summary
- and a 47-page full report produced from comments by signers of the petition Free WWII Veteran Norman Scarth from Leeds Prison
August 26, 2011
Advocacy, Campaigning, Court Hearings, Fundamental Rights Charter, Government, Human Rights Convention, News, Petitions, Publicity
Child abuse, Crown Court, England, Habeas Corpus, judge, Kenneth Clarke, Leeds, Leeds Prison, London, Prison, Royal Courts of Justice, Stafford, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, World War II
Yesterday’s hearing resulted in Norman having to wait until the appeal hearing on “the first open date after September 2nd”.
Here’s the transcript of Justice Wyn Williams’ judgment.
Hence I’m updating the collection of comments on our petition Free WWII Veteran Norman Scarth from Leeds Prison.
Here are some gems for you:
1811. He froze his ass off on some of the worst convoys in WW2 for democracy and this is how they treat him? He would have had more rights under the Nazis than the ruling party in this country, it’s a disgrace!!!!!
1882. Free him! This man was willing to die for this country! He should not spend any time at all behind bars!
1905. This is an insult to all service men.
August 25, 2011
Campaigning, Justice, Petitions, Protesting, The Rule of Law
Habeas Corpus, Human rights, Kenneth Clarke, Leeds, London, Petition, Prison, Royal Courts of Justice, World War II
Another week in prison for Norman: an appeal hearing is set for Friday September 2nd.
More as soon as I know.
Meanwhile, do enjoy the collection of comments!
August 24, 2011
Court Hearings, The Rule of Law
Contempt of court, Habeas Corpus, Human rights, Kenneth Clarke, Leeds, London, Royal Courts of Justice, World War II
Tomorrow morning, 10.30 is the hearing before Justice Wyn Williams in Court 28 at the Royal Courts of Justice.
The hearing is listed under “Applications for Permission“
August 23, 2011
Campaigning, Petitions, Publicity
Common (entertainer), Habeas Corpus, Human rights, Justice?, Kenneth Clarke, Law, Leeds, Leeds Prison, London, Mainstream Media, Police state, Political prisoner, Prison, Prison Governor, Royal Courts of Justice, Shame, World War II
The Free WWII Veteran Norman Scarth from Leeds Prison petition has attracted many signatures since August 12th!
The significance of this new 47-page collection of comments is the first section:
1. What’s Wrong with Recording in Court? 15 comments on one page
Other categories of comments are:
2. Judging the Judge (3 pages)
2.1 Sentencing the Judge (2 pages)
2.2 Shame on the Judge (1 page)
August 18, 2011
Contempt of Court, Corruption, Judges, judicial remedy, Justice, Litigants in Person, Ministry of Justice, Miscarriage of justice, Protesting, Public Interest, Solicitors, Taking the Law in our Own Hands, The Rule of Law
Arctic convoys of World War II, Kenneth Clarke, Leeds, Leeds Prison, London, Paul Baker, Prison Governor, Royal Courts of Justice, World War II
Norman Scarth’s case (summarised on the petition to free him) was presented today at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Norman attended by video link from Leeds, was in good mental health, and he presented his case to the judge in very respectful and polite terms.
Judge Wyn Williams DENIED NORMAN DUE PROCESS OF THE LAW. He adjourned the case until next week, sending Norman back to prison. There was coverage by Russian TV, and a few members of the press.
The judge ordered that Norman be allowed to have contact with legal representation, which the prison has been denying him. However, he refused to order that Norman be given his prescription medication, thereby forcing Norman to be kept in torture for a further week.