AFP – An order banning a teenager from wearing his trousers too low has been dropped because it breached his human rights, a court was told.
Ellis Drummond, 18, faced an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) which included a ban on “wearing trousers so low beneath the waistline that members of the public are able to see his underwear”.
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Telegraph – “Banning corporal punishment is the model that the Council of Europe would like countries to follow. You can call it ’pressure’ if you like, but we are not about to shove anything down your throats. It is a matter of time and understanding, and we think that time will prove that we are on the right side of the debate on whether to ban corporal punishment of children.”
Daily Mail – A Pakistani paedophile who abducted and sexually abused two young girls cannot be deported back to his native country because it would breach his human rights, it emerged today.
Zulfar Hussain, 48, was due to be sent home when he is released from prison halfway through his sentence for plying two vulnerable girls with drugs and alcohol before having sex with them.
The Corner – Not in modern Britain. Her Majesty’s Constabulary are among the laziest, most overpaid, most obnoxious and most useless in the world. It was entirely predictable that, given the choice between taking on violent ne’er-do-wells or harrassing harmless old-timers with pocket knives, they’d choose the latter…
Perthshire Advertiser – A SERIAL sex attacker claimed yesterday that his Human Rights were being breached by being banned from watching porn on his computer.
Twenty-six-year-old Martin Jones, of St Catherine’s Road, Perth, was jailed for 18 months at the Sheriff Court in March of last year for stalking a 12-year-old girl in the city centre.
Guardian – The pundits who predicted that the three main political parties were broadly agreed on reforming the Human Rights Act through a British bill of rights have been confounded. It is not the case that they all propose to amend it. Only the Conservatives pledge to scrap the HRA andreplace it with a UK bill of rights. When the Liberal Democrats publish their manifesto this morning they will line up with Labour in standing by the Human Rights Act. More intriguingly, given their consistent commitment to constitutional reform and individual rights, they will not express support for a UK bill of rights.
Times Online – Marcus Bebb-Jones, 46, murdered his wife Sabrina in 1997 and hid her body in a national park in Colorado, US prosecutors claim…
A British judge’s decision to extradite him was postponed after Ben Cooper, for the defence, sought assurances that Mr Bebb-Jones would not face the death penalty.
District Judge Howard Riddle, sitting at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, said today that if life without parole was imposed, it would fall short of inhuman and degrading treatment, and he was satisfied that extradition was compatible with Mr Bebb-Jones’s human rights.