Archive for August, 2016

West Midlands, UK police force accused of targeting Muslim Community

The West Midlands, UK police are being heavily criticised for putting up CCTV in two predominantly Muslim areas, Washwood Heath and Sparkbrook. Campaigning group Liberty has asked the police to remove the cameras or face serious legal repercussions. Corinna Ferguson, legal officer at Liberty said: "It is baffling that West Midlands Police are still trying to salvage this unlawful and discriminatory scheme. The...

13 Dec 11:05 AM 0 Read More...

Shine starts legal battle with Channel 5

TV production banner Shine is suing to recoup fees of around £1 million ($1.6 million) from Channel 5's new owner, Northern & Shell, for the entertainment show "Don't Stop Believing." Producers’ lobby group Pact has accused N&S, which is owned by Richard Desmond of altering agreed payment contracts. In a statement, the Elisabeth Murdoch owned Shine said Desmond's firm has a reputation "for takin...

13 Dec 11:04 AM 0 Read More...

EU drop legal proceedings against France

France was facing legal action due to the expulsion of over 8,000 Roma immigrants. However, the EU has decided to drop the case as France has promised to amend its immigration laws. "France has responded positively," EU justice chief Viviane Reding said in a statement. "The European Commission will now, for the time being, not pursue the infringement procedure against France." Ms Reding goes on to describe why F...

13 Dec 11:03 AM 0 Read More...

Mass murderer appeals against death penalty

Mohammed Ajmal Amir Qasab, who was part of a nine man militant group has killed more than 170 people. Due to risks of safety Qasab, 23, who was found guilty of mass murder and waging war against India, appeared in the high court via a video link from prison. The appeal which is expected to last 3 months will include the review of previously submitted evidence. If Qasab losses he has the right to then further app...

13 Dec 11:02 AM 0 Read More...

Government may face legal action for cutting funds of renewable energy

Friends of the earth has warned that if the government cuts its feed in tariff, it will start legal proceedings. The charity argues that feed in tariffs cannot be cut as it has received a letter from the government, clearly stating their rates which will not change until 2013. Craig Bennett, Friends of the Earth’s policy and campaigns director, said: ‘If ministers try to cut agreed payments for green ...

13 Dec 11:01 AM 0 Read More...