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UK court rules Kenyan torture victims can sue
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

LONDON (AP) - The High Court ruled Friday that three elderly Kenyans tortured during a rebellion against British colonial rule can proceed with compensation claims against the Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers) Read More

UK man who failed to overturn euthanasia law dies
Posted on 27 Aug 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

LONDON (AP) - Tony Nicklinson, paralyzed and unable to speak, found life so unbearable he wanted to die. On Wednesday, the 58-year-old Briton got his wish. His family said he died of Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers) Read More

Radical cleric Abu Qatada wins deportation appeal
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

LONDON (AP) - A radical Islamist cleric described by prosecutors as a key al-Qaida operative in Europe cannot be deported from Britain to Jordan to face terrorism charges, judges ruled Monday in the latest twist in a protracted legal saga. Britain's... Read More

UK denies right-to-die legal challenge
Posted on 20 Aug 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

LONDON (AP) - Britain's High Court on Thursday rejected an attempt by a man who has locked-in syndrome to overturn the country's euthanasia law by refusing to legally allow doctors to end his life. Tony Nicklinson had a stroke in 2005 that... Read More

Overview of United Kingdom Anti-Money Laundering Law
Posted on 14 Feb 2013 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

by William H. Byrnes IV, Robert J. Munro, and Amy Marie Stevens The United Kingdom is is ranked as the 3rd largest economy in Europe and 7th worldwide. It ties New York in rank as the largest financial hub in the world. Despite extensive anti-money... Read More

EU and UK Sanctions on Libya: Latest Developments
Posted on 30 Jun 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Fulbright Briefing BY: Lista M. Cannon , David M. Harris , Nicola Kelly and Stephen M. McNabb The increasing number of sanctions imposed on Libya have resulted in further difficulties for companies conducting business in the embattled country... Read More

Insurers Could Benefit if the New UK Government Can Reform the Pensions System
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by Robert O’Connor

Insurers involved in the U.K. pensions market are reacting with caution to the new U.K. government's call for a simpler, more stable pension system, as some believe constructive reform is easier to talk about than to implement. Paul Goodwin, head... Read More

UK to press ahead with deep-sea oil exploration
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) Britain will continue deep-sea oil exploration off the coast of Scotland despite concerns about safety raised by the Gulf of Mexico spill, the country's energy minister said Thursday. Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said regulation... Read More

UK government drops taxes in election rush
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) Cider drinkers, vacation home owners and libel lawyers are among the early victors in Britain's looming general election. All will benefit from the government's announcement Wednesday that it is dropping a host of planned... Read More

UK court issues injunction stopping rail strike
Posted on 2 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) Britain's High Court has issued an injunction stopping a four-day rail strike that threatened to halt most passenger train services across the country next week. Railway operator Network Rail argued that the Rail, Maritime and... Read More

UK regulator begins Goldman Sachs probe
Posted on 20 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) Britain's financial regulator launched a full-blown investigation into Goldman Sachs International on Tuesday after U.S. authorities filed civil fraud charges against its parent bank. The announcement from the Financial Services Authority... Read More

In debt-laden UK, Brown has low-cost election plan
Posted on 12 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced sweeping but frugal plans on Monday to woo voters ahead of a national election next month, vowing to spur Britain's fragile economy and repair its tainted political system. Outlining his... Read More

New UK aligns with US on hedge funds
Posted on 17 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) British Prime Minister David Cameron's new coalition faces likely defeat in an early test of international clout when Europe votes next week to impose tougher laws on hedge funds and private equity groups. These industries have drawn... Read More

UK writer wins libel fight against chiropractors
Posted on 15 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) A British science writer has won his battle against a chiropractic organization that sued him for libel, in a ruling seen as supporting free speech. The case highlighted loopholes in British libel laws that critics say have allowed... Read More

UK's Times newspapers to charge for Web access
Posted on 26 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

LONDON - (APINTL) The Times and The Sunday Times newspapers will begin charging for Internet access to content in June, offering subscriptions at 1 pound ($1.48) a day or 2 pounds a week, News International announced Friday. Access to the digital services... Read More