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Tuesday Law report: No immunity for unacceptable conduct

1 December 1998 Regina v Bartle and others, ex parte Pinochet; Regina v Evans and others, ex parte Pinochet House of Lords (Lord Slynn of Hadley; Lord Lloyd of Berwick, Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Steyn and Lord Hoffmann) 25 November 1998

Hand over Pinochet and we'll try him ourselves, says Chile

CHILE yesterday sought to persuade Britain that the former dictator, Augusto Pinochet, would not escape legal action if the Home Secretary, Jack Straw, decided to halt extradition proceedings and send him home, write Hugh O'Shaughnessy and Rachel Sylvester.

Pleasure keeps diseases at bay

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Standards: Corrupt MPs `should be stripped of immunity'

CORRUPT MPs should be stripped of their immunity from facing criminal charges in the courts, a Westminster watchdog said yesterday.

Documents could not be used in libel suit

Tuesday Law Report; 3 November 1998 Taylor and others v Serious Fraud Office and others House of Lords (Lord Lloyd of Berwick, Lord Goff of Chieveley, Lord Hoffman, Lord Hope of Craighead and Lord Hutton) 29 October 1998

Leukaemia blow to lost brothers

A LEUKAEMIA patient who hoped his long-lost brother could give him the bone- marrow transplant he needs to survive was told yesterday they are not a suitable match.

Bone marrow gift is a first

DOCTORS SAID yesterday they had used transplanted donor bone marrow from a four-year-old boy to save the life of his infant brother. It is the first time partially matched volunteer bone marrow has ever been transplanted into a child and then removed and used in another youngster.

Mystery scourge threatens to wipe out Britain's fell ponies

VETERINARY scientists are conducting research into a mystery genetic disorder which has killed hundreds of the Lake District's famous fell ponies, and threatens the survival of the breed.

Breakthrough in war against miscarriages

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