Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Court of Protection Grants Vasectomy for Man with Learning Disabilities http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403671_text Civil rights and liberties; Family planning and birth control - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403671_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Owners of Dogs That Kill Could Face Life Imprisonment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403659_text Crime and law enforcement; Animal protection - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a In the face of an increase in the number of dog bites that cause serious injuries or fatalities in England and Wales, the British government is currently proposing the introduction of new legal provisions to stiffen... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403659_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Social Media and Naming Rape Victims http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403152_text Right of privacy - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a In the face of an increase in the number of dog bites that cause serious injuries or fatalities in England and Wales, the British government is currently proposing the introduction of new legal provisions to stiffen It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403152_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Prisoners' http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402934_text Human rights - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a In the face of an increase in the number of dog bites that cause serious injuries or fatalities in England and Wales, the British government is currently proposing the introduction of new legal provisions to stiffen It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of The High Court of England and Wales recently dismissed a case in which prisoners claimed that the practice of requiring them to urinate or defecate in plastic buckets violated their human rights. The Court held that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402934_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Child Sex Offender Detained Indefinitely to Protect the Public http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402709_text Crime and law enforcement - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a In the face of an increase in the number of dog bites that cause serious injuries or fatalities in England and Wales, the British government is currently proposing the introduction of new legal provisions to stiffen It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of The High Court of England and Wales recently dismissed a case in which prisoners claimed that the practice of requiring them to urinate or defecate in plastic buckets violated their human rights. The Court held that A British teacher, Nigel Leat, was recently convicted of numerous child sex offenses, including 36 sexual assaults and attempted rape. Leat was also found in possession of 30,500 indecent photographs... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402709_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: 400-Year-Old Expert Witness Immunity Abolished http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402597_text Judiciary - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a In the face of an increase in the number of dog bites that cause serious injuries or fatalities in England and Wales, the British government is currently proposing the introduction of new legal provisions to stiffen It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of The High Court of England and Wales recently dismissed a case in which prisoners claimed that the practice of requiring them to urinate or defecate in plastic buckets violated their human rights. The Court held that A British teacher, Nigel Leat, was recently convicted of numerous child sex offenses, including 36 sexual assaults and attempted rape. Leat was also found in possession of 30,500 indecent photographs The Supreme Court, sitting as a panel of seven judges, has abolished a 400-year-old law that grants expert witnesses testifying in court immunity from charges of breach of duty in contract or negligence. This law was... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402597_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Child Sex Offender Registry Information Made Available to Parents http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402295_text Crime and law enforcement - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a In the face of an increase in the number of dog bites that cause serious injuries or fatalities in England and Wales, the British government is currently proposing the introduction of new legal provisions to stiffen It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of The High Court of England and Wales recently dismissed a case in which prisoners claimed that the practice of requiring them to urinate or defecate in plastic buckets violated their human rights. The Court held that A British teacher, Nigel Leat, was recently convicted of numerous child sex offenses, including 36 sexual assaults and attempted rape. Leat was also found in possession of 30,500 indecent photographs The Supreme Court, sitting as a panel of seven judges, has abolished a 400-year-old law that grants expert witnesses testifying in court immunity from charges of breach of duty in contract or negligence. This law was An existing program, known as the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, that allows parents to check whether people in contact with their children have a record of child sexual offenses or other offenses that may put... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402295_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Role of Magistrates' Court in Decline? http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402261_text Judiciary - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a In the face of an increase in the number of dog bites that cause serious injuries or fatalities in England and Wales, the British government is currently proposing the introduction of new legal provisions to stiffen It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of The High Court of England and Wales recently dismissed a case in which prisoners claimed that the practice of requiring them to urinate or defecate in plastic buckets violated their human rights. The Court held that A British teacher, Nigel Leat, was recently convicted of numerous child sex offenses, including 36 sexual assaults and attempted rape. Leat was also found in possession of 30,500 indecent photographs The Supreme Court, sitting as a panel of seven judges, has abolished a 400-year-old law that grants expert witnesses testifying in court immunity from charges of breach of duty in contract or negligence. This law was An existing program, known as the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, that allows parents to check whether people in contact with their children have a record of child sexual offenses or other offenses that may put The magistrates' courts in England and Wales have witnessed a decline in the number of cases over the past ten years, with over 310,000 offenders fewer heard in 2009 than in 1999. The role of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402261_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Leading Supermarket Chain Prosecuted for Using Too Much Packaging for Its Products http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402262_text Environmental protection - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a In the face of an increase in the number of dog bites that cause serious injuries or fatalities in England and Wales, the British government is currently proposing the introduction of new legal provisions to stiffen It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of The High Court of England and Wales recently dismissed a case in which prisoners claimed that the practice of requiring them to urinate or defecate in plastic buckets violated their human rights. The Court held that A British teacher, Nigel Leat, was recently convicted of numerous child sex offenses, including 36 sexual assaults and attempted rape. Leat was also found in possession of 30,500 indecent photographs The Supreme Court, sitting as a panel of seven judges, has abolished a 400-year-old law that grants expert witnesses testifying in court immunity from charges of breach of duty in contract or negligence. This law was An existing program, known as the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, that allows parents to check whether people in contact with their children have a record of child sexual offenses or other offenses that may put The magistrates' courts in England and Wales have witnessed a decline in the number of cases over the past ten years, with over 310,000 offenders fewer heard in 2009 than in 1999. The role of the A leading British supermarket chain, Sainsbury's, is to be prosecuted for using too much packaging on one of its products, according to a news report of September 17, 2010. The day before this announcement, the supermarket... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402262_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Government to Introduce Legislation to Prevent "Legal Highs" http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402185_text Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a In the face of an increase in the number of dog bites that cause serious injuries or fatalities in England and Wales, the British government is currently proposing the introduction of new legal provisions to stiffen It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of The High Court of England and Wales recently dismissed a case in which prisoners claimed that the practice of requiring them to urinate or defecate in plastic buckets violated their human rights. The Court held that A British teacher, Nigel Leat, was recently convicted of numerous child sex offenses, including 36 sexual assaults and attempted rape. Leat was also found in possession of 30,500 indecent photographs The Supreme Court, sitting as a panel of seven judges, has abolished a 400-year-old law that grants expert witnesses testifying in court immunity from charges of breach of duty in contract or negligence. This law was An existing program, known as the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, that allows parents to check whether people in contact with their children have a record of child sexual offenses or other offenses that may put The magistrates' courts in England and Wales have witnessed a decline in the number of cases over the past ten years, with over 310,000 offenders fewer heard in 2009 than in 1999. The role of the A leading British supermarket chain, Sainsbury's, is to be prosecuted for using too much packaging on one of its products, according to a news report of September 17, 2010. The day before this announcement, the supermarket The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402185_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Amnesty International Worker Wins Discrimination Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401618_text Discrimination - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a In the face of an increase in the number of dog bites that cause serious injuries or fatalities in England and Wales, the British government is currently proposing the introduction of new legal provisions to stiffen It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of The High Court of England and Wales recently dismissed a case in which prisoners claimed that the practice of requiring them to urinate or defecate in plastic buckets violated their human rights. The Court held that A British teacher, Nigel Leat, was recently convicted of numerous child sex offenses, including 36 sexual assaults and attempted rape. Leat was also found in possession of 30,500 indecent photographs The Supreme Court, sitting as a panel of seven judges, has abolished a 400-year-old law that grants expert witnesses testifying in court immunity from charges of breach of duty in contract or negligence. This law was An existing program, known as the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, that allows parents to check whether people in contact with their children have a record of child sexual offenses or other offenses that may put The magistrates' courts in England and Wales have witnessed a decline in the number of cases over the past ten years, with over 310,000 offenders fewer heard in 2009 than in 1999. The role of the A leading British supermarket chain, Sainsbury's, is to be prosecuted for using too much packaging on one of its products, according to a news report of September 17, 2010. The day before this announcement, the supermarket The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 09 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401618_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Indeterminate Sentences Not Unlawful http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401313_text Crime and law enforcement - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a In the face of an increase in the number of dog bites that cause serious injuries or fatalities in England and Wales, the British government is currently proposing the introduction of new legal provisions to stiffen It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of The High Court of England and Wales recently dismissed a case in which prisoners claimed that the practice of requiring them to urinate or defecate in plastic buckets violated their human rights. The Court held that A British teacher, Nigel Leat, was recently convicted of numerous child sex offenses, including 36 sexual assaults and attempted rape. Leat was also found in possession of 30,500 indecent photographs The Supreme Court, sitting as a panel of seven judges, has abolished a 400-year-old law that grants expert witnesses testifying in court immunity from charges of breach of duty in contract or negligence. This law was An existing program, known as the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, that allows parents to check whether people in contact with their children have a record of child sexual offenses or other offenses that may put The magistrates' courts in England and Wales have witnessed a decline in the number of cases over the past ten years, with over 310,000 offenders fewer heard in 2009 than in 1999. The role of the A leading British supermarket chain, Sainsbury's, is to be prosecuted for using too much packaging on one of its products, according to a news report of September 17, 2010. The day before this announcement, the supermarket The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as The House of Lords, the UK's final court of appeal, has recently ruled that indeterminate sentences for public protection (commonly known as IPPs) should remain in place, despite there being a lack of adequate resources available... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 01 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401313_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Report Criticizes Implementation of Child Protection Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401165_text Children - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a In the face of an increase in the number of dog bites that cause serious injuries or fatalities in England and Wales, the British government is currently proposing the introduction of new legal provisions to stiffen It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of The High Court of England and Wales recently dismissed a case in which prisoners claimed that the practice of requiring them to urinate or defecate in plastic buckets violated their human rights. The Court held that A British teacher, Nigel Leat, was recently convicted of numerous child sex offenses, including 36 sexual assaults and attempted rape. Leat was also found in possession of 30,500 indecent photographs The Supreme Court, sitting as a panel of seven judges, has abolished a 400-year-old law that grants expert witnesses testifying in court immunity from charges of breach of duty in contract or negligence. This law was An existing program, known as the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, that allows parents to check whether people in contact with their children have a record of child sexual offenses or other offenses that may put The magistrates' courts in England and Wales have witnessed a decline in the number of cases over the past ten years, with over 310,000 offenders fewer heard in 2009 than in 1999. The role of the A leading British supermarket chain, Sainsbury's, is to be prosecuted for using too much packaging on one of its products, according to a news report of September 17, 2010. The day before this announcement, the supermarket The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as The House of Lords, the UK's final court of appeal, has recently ruled that indeterminate sentences for public protection (commonly known as IPPs) should remain in place, despite there being a lack of adequate resources available In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401165_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Drop in Compensation for Helmetless Cyclist http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401155_text Workers safety and health - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a In the face of an increase in the number of dog bites that cause serious injuries or fatalities in England and Wales, the British government is currently proposing the introduction of new legal provisions to stiffen It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of The High Court of England and Wales recently dismissed a case in which prisoners claimed that the practice of requiring them to urinate or defecate in plastic buckets violated their human rights. The Court held that A British teacher, Nigel Leat, was recently convicted of numerous child sex offenses, including 36 sexual assaults and attempted rape. Leat was also found in possession of 30,500 indecent photographs The Supreme Court, sitting as a panel of seven judges, has abolished a 400-year-old law that grants expert witnesses testifying in court immunity from charges of breach of duty in contract or negligence. This law was An existing program, known as the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, that allows parents to check whether people in contact with their children have a record of child sexual offenses or other offenses that may put The magistrates' courts in England and Wales have witnessed a decline in the number of cases over the past ten years, with over 310,000 offenders fewer heard in 2009 than in 1999. The role of the A leading British supermarket chain, Sainsbury's, is to be prosecuted for using too much packaging on one of its products, according to a news report of September 17, 2010. The day before this announcement, the supermarket The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as The House of Lords, the UK's final court of appeal, has recently ruled that indeterminate sentences for public protection (commonly known as IPPs) should remain in place, despite there being a lack of adequate resources available In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and A High Court ruling has caused concern that cyclists in England not wearing helmets while riding their bikes could face a reduction in compensation for accidents, even where they are not at fault. There is no... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401155_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Parents Will Not Be Prosecuted for Son's Suicide http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540856_text Crime and law enforcement - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a In the face of an increase in the number of dog bites that cause serious injuries or fatalities in England and Wales, the British government is currently proposing the introduction of new legal provisions to stiffen It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of The High Court of England and Wales recently dismissed a case in which prisoners claimed that the practice of requiring them to urinate or defecate in plastic buckets violated their human rights. The Court held that A British teacher, Nigel Leat, was recently convicted of numerous child sex offenses, including 36 sexual assaults and attempted rape. Leat was also found in possession of 30,500 indecent photographs The Supreme Court, sitting as a panel of seven judges, has abolished a 400-year-old law that grants expert witnesses testifying in court immunity from charges of breach of duty in contract or negligence. This law was An existing program, known as the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, that allows parents to check whether people in contact with their children have a record of child sexual offenses or other offenses that may put The magistrates' courts in England and Wales have witnessed a decline in the number of cases over the past ten years, with over 310,000 offenders fewer heard in 2009 than in 1999. The role of the A leading British supermarket chain, Sainsbury's, is to be prosecuted for using too much packaging on one of its products, according to a news report of September 17, 2010. The day before this announcement, the supermarket The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as The House of Lords, the UK's final court of appeal, has recently ruled that indeterminate sentences for public protection (commonly known as IPPs) should remain in place, despite there being a lack of adequate resources available In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and A High Court ruling has caused concern that cyclists in England not wearing helmets while riding their bikes could face a reduction in compensation for accidents, even where they are not at fault. There is no The Director of Public Prosecutions in England and Wales has made the decision, issued on December 9, 2008, not to prosecute the parents of a 23-year-old paralyzed man who accompanied him to Switzerland to a suicide... 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Wed, 17 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540856_text Global Legal Monitor: England and Wales: Compensation for Rape Victims Reduced Due to Drinking as Contributing Factor http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540615_text Crime and law enforcement - In an historic judgment, the Court of Protection for England and Wales has ruled that it is in the "best interests" of a 37-year old man with an IQ of 40 classified as having a In the face of an increase in the number of dog bites that cause serious injuries or fatalities in England and Wales, the British government is currently proposing the introduction of new legal provisions to stiffen It was reported on April 24, 2012, that 12 people across England and Wales have been arrested for allegedly both naming and harassing by means of social media a victim of rape, following the conviction of The High Court of England and Wales recently dismissed a case in which prisoners claimed that the practice of requiring them to urinate or defecate in plastic buckets violated their human rights. The Court held that A British teacher, Nigel Leat, was recently convicted of numerous child sex offenses, including 36 sexual assaults and attempted rape. Leat was also found in possession of 30,500 indecent photographs The Supreme Court, sitting as a panel of seven judges, has abolished a 400-year-old law that grants expert witnesses testifying in court immunity from charges of breach of duty in contract or negligence. This law was An existing program, known as the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, that allows parents to check whether people in contact with their children have a record of child sexual offenses or other offenses that may put The magistrates' courts in England and Wales have witnessed a decline in the number of cases over the past ten years, with over 310,000 offenders fewer heard in 2009 than in 1999. The role of the A leading British supermarket chain, Sainsbury's, is to be prosecuted for using too much packaging on one of its products, according to a news report of September 17, 2010. The day before this announcement, the supermarket The British government announced on August 20, 2010, that it will introduce legislation to temporarily ban psychoactive substances that are currently legal, but used by people to become intoxicated. The temporary ban will mean that it An employment tribunal upheld a claim by a worker for Amnesty International that she was discriminated against on the basis of race and ethnic origin. The worker, a Sudanese national, had applied for a promotion as The House of Lords, the UK's final court of appeal, has recently ruled that indeterminate sentences for public protection (commonly known as IPPs) should remain in place, despite there being a lack of adequate resources available In the wake of a tragic case in England in which a toddler, known only as "baby P," was killed by his mother, her live-in boyfriend, and their lodger, despite being seen by social services and A High Court ruling has caused concern that cyclists in England not wearing helmets while riding their bikes could face a reduction in compensation for accidents, even where they are not at fault. There is no The Director of Public Prosecutions in England and Wales has made the decision, issued on December 9, 2008, not to prosecute the parents of a 23-year-old paralyzed man who accompanied him to Switzerland to a suicide The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, a body responsible for administering the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in England and Wales, recently reduced the amount of compensation awarded to 14 victims of rape. The Authority claimed that the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 02 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540615_text