The International Criminal Court has ordered an immediate halt to its first trial because the prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, has refused to comply with its orders.
The Supreme Court has just allowed an appeal by two homosexuals who faced persecution in Iran and Cameroon. The men had earlier been refused asylum in the UK on the basis they could have kept their sexuality secret by behaving discreetly if deported.
Two activists accused of conspiring to cause some £200,000-worth of damage to a weapons factory were cleared today on the judge's direction. Five more were cleared earlier this week and one was found not guilty on the directions of the judge, George Bathurst Norman.
If Lady Hale is right, the Supreme Court did not allow an appeal by the Ministry of Defence this morning after all. There was no majority decision after all that the Human Rights convention applied to troops abroad only if they were on a British military base.
The Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls and the President of the Queen's Bench Division will begin hearing an appeal today by three former MPs and a peer who deny fiddling their expenses. The defendants are challenging a ruling earlier this month by Mr Justice Saunders that the defence of parliamentary privilege does not preclude their trial in the Crown Court. I explain the background to today's appeal in my column for the latest print edition of Standpoint, which has just been published.
Joshua Rozenberg is an independent legal commentator who presents Law in Action on BBC Radio 4.
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