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Lodhi v Governor of HM Prison Brixton [2002] EWHC 2029 (Admin)

Extradition and Exclusion - Habeas Corpus - Second extradition request in relation to serious drug offences in United Arab Emirates - Second request not in circumstances abuse of process - Applicant’s claim that extradition unjust by reason of delay rejected - No evidence that prisoners in UAE systematically received less favourable treatment in significant way while serving their sentences by reason of their race or nationality and that those responsible for prisons either approved and encouraged such treatment or turned blind eye to it - Extradition Act 1989, ss 6(1)(d), 11(3)(b)

Thames Water Utilities Ltd v Hampstead Homes (London) Ltd

Conversion of two office blocks with existing water and sewage facilities into new flats - Developer disputed connection charge in respect of water and sewage facilities - Utility company entitled to levy charge on flats as new premises not previously connected to water supply - Definition of premises depended on factual context - Flats constituted new premises which would put additional strain on existing water and sewage facilities and therefore not previously connected - Water Industry Act 1991, ss 41, 54, 64, 142, 146

Westminster City Council v Haw [2002] EWHC 1885 (QB)

Public and Administrative Law - Planning Law - Human Rights - Remedies - Highways - Injunction - Obstruction to highway - Defendant mounted constant protest near Parliament - Defendant’s placard encroached on to public highway - Claimant sought injunction to prevent protest and remove placards - Placards were not advertisements - Protest was reasonable - No interference with public’s right to pass and repass on highway - Injunction would interfere with defendant’s right to freedom of expression - Injunction refused - Highways Act 1980, s 130(1) - Town and Country Planning Act 1990, s 224 - European Convention on Human Rights Art 11

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