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Case Law: R v Marines A to E, Reporting restrictions at courts martial, the need for a structured approach – Simon McKay

Royal-Marine-video-012Marines A & Ors v Guardian News & Media & Other Media [2013] EWCA Crim 2367.

On 15 September 2011 a patrol of Royal Marine Commandos were involved in an incident, which resulted in one of them, referred to as “Soldier A”, shooting dead an armed but seriously wounded Taliban fighter. Video evidence of the shooting emerged later and five members of the patrol were eventually charged with murder. Continue reading

PRISM: The real concern is that governments may not be breaking any law at all – Matthew Ryder QC and Simon McKay

PRISMIn the coming days politicians and security officials on both sides of the Atlantic are going to be forced to explain the revelations in the Guardian and other newspapers about PRISM.  This program appears to have been set up to allow the US government access to personal data held by Google, Apple, Facebook and other tech companies. Continue reading

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