Without Prejudice

Analysis of the law relating to the riots, a review of a number of important human rights cases and the further developments on the #Hackedoff campaign.

#WithoutPrejudice 11: Riots and The Law – Human Rights Act update – #Hackedoff campaign update

David Allen Green, Charon QC and Carl Gardner are at the table and are joined by former Lib-Dem MP Dr Evan Harris, David Wales, a lawyer in private practice – a criminal law specialist and blogger – and Adam Wagner, a practising barrister at 1 Crown Office Row and editor of the UK Human Rights blog

Topics covered include:

-What criminal offences rioters and looters are being charged with, and why;
-The Riot (Damages) Act 1886, and whether rioters and looters should be denied social housing;
-The European Court of Human Rights’ judgments in Al Skeini and Al Jedda;
-The withdrawal of human rights organisations from participation in the Gibson inquiry into complicity in torture;
-The government’s Bill of Rights Commission; and finally
-Hackgate, the terms of reference of the Leveson inquiry, and what to hope and fear from it.

Listen to the Podcast here:  http://www.insitelawmagazine.com/WP11.mp3