No Interpol and No Extradition For Manx Courts Fugitive

January 11, 2016

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The British government steps to extradite the partner of former Eastenders star Sian Blake back to the UK where he will face questioning by police over the death of the his wife and their two sons is attracting

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Who Gets To Regulate Themselves In This Day And Age?

December 24, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Now if there’s one thing about Manx Deemsters you can’t accuse them of being stuffy. When given good advice they’ll take it as we noted about five years ago (August 2011) when they introduced a grandly sounding ‘CODE

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Plaid Leader Attacks Bigotry and Racism

November 29, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE An attempt by a far right group to stage a rally on Anglesey last weekend was thwarted when a much larger peace rally was staged as a counter. The so called ‘Infidels of North Wales’ had scheduled the

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CPT Criticisms of Irish Prisons Standards

November 20, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE CPT CRITICISMS OF IRISH PRISONS STANDARDS The European Council for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) which is the Council of Europe body which inspects prisons police stations and other places of

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Man: Coroner Responds On Fuel Poverty Deaths Query

November 15, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE I wrote to the Coroner of Inquests a few days ago (see article on these pages November 8th CORONER URGED NOT TO MISS DEATHS CAUSED BY FUEL POVERTY) expressing concern about the possible impact of gas increases and

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Outlaw Ocean: Disturbing Revelations About the Agencies That Hire in the Third World

November 10, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Our contact at the New York Times, Ian Urbina, a campaigning journalist with whom we have been liaising for sometime over the situation of mariners and the labour conditions they have to endure has mailed again with the

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Bugaled Breizh Belated Reply from Coroner

November 10, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Breton Motor Fishing Vessel (MFV) Bugaled Breizh sank suddenly off the Lizard in January 2004 all hands on board were lost. The sinking has been surrounded by controversy ever since not least because a large NATO exercise

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‘The Outlaw Ocean’ Is It Closer to Home?

November 6, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE As part of my cooperation with New York Times journalist Ian Urbina earlier this year in which we highlighted exploitation of mariners I publicised Ian’s articles well researched series in the NYT entitled ‘The Outlaw Ocean’ (links): https://www.celticleague.net/news/international-new-york-times-outlaw-ocean-articles-inspire-class-actions/

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League Concerns Over Maghaberry Prison Vindicated

November 5, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Celtic League has been raising concerns about the situation for both staff and inmates at Maghaberry Prison in Northern Ireland for well over a decade. In that time we have repeatedly corresponded with Justice Minister at Stormont,

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Some Mother’s Son

November 5, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The conviction of two journalists in Indonesia this week brought back recollections of a tragedy years ago in which a journalist with links to Scotland and the Isle of Man died. The two UK journalists convicted of violating

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