Just over seven months ago, activist, human rights champion and former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg was arrested, arrested on the basis that during a trip to Syria he had facilitated terrorism (or so they said). Now two seasons later and just as his trial was set to begin he's been released with all charges levelled against him dropped.
If Blackstone's Formulation is based on the principle that the state should not cause undue or mistaken harm then we need to seriously consider the harm to victims of rape and sexual assault who are subjected to an horrendous ordeal and then tragically failed by a system which allows them to be discredited and humiliated in the name of justice and all too often their courage in coming forward turns out to be in vain.
An ex-girlfriend has given a damning testimony concerning the character of Oscar Pistorius during his murder trial today. Samantha Taylor who dated the star in 2010, testified in court that she had witnessed the blade runner fire his gun through the open sunroof of his car after becoming "irritated" when they were stopped by police.