Cases: Criminal Law

A v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2004] UKHL 56

Also known as: Belmarsh Case A v Secretary of State for the Home Department [ 2004 ] UKHL 56 is an Administrative Law case concerning incompatibility. Facts: The appellants, 9 foreign nationals, were suspected international terrorists under Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 s. 21. Consequently, they were detained under s. 23 of the 2001…

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A v United Kingdom [1998] 2 FLR 959

  A v United Kingdom [1998] concerned a violation of Article 3 of the ECHR due to a child’s ill-treatment by a stepfather.   The case summary contains 382 words. Keywords: Family and Child Law – Human rights – Children – Corporal punishment – Ill-treatment – Bruises – European Court of Human Rights – Article…

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ABCD [2010] EWCA Crim 1622

A number of individuals together attacked an individual within his house. The whole plot was organised by an individual that never went to the Victim’s house. Following the investigation of the police and the CPS the prosecution was unable to understand who exactly was responsible for what. The court thus went on to explain that…

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Adomako [1995] 3 WLR 288

Adomako [1995] 3 WLR 288 is a Criminal Law case concerning Gross Negligence Manslaughter. Facts: The appellant was a chief anaesthetist on the victim’s eye operation. During the operation, the pipe that provided oxygen to the patient disconnected and as a result the patient died. Consequently, the appellant was charged with gross negligence manslaughter (GNM). …

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AG’s Reference (No 3 of 1992)

AG’s Reference (No 3 of 1992) is a Criminal Law case. Facts: In short, the defendant and others threw a petrol bomb at a car and its occupants. However, they were acquitted of attempted aggravated arson. The judge ruled that recklessness on the part of the defendant as to whether life would be put in…

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