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No British judge on world court for first time in its 71-year history

Post date: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 23:21

Indian candidate fills 15th and final place on bench of international court of justice after UK withdraws its pick for postThe UK will not have a judge on the bench of the international court of justice for the first time in its 71-year history after withdrawing its candidate for the seat...

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Letters: Jeremy Hutchinson’s brilliance, energy and sense of fun

Post date: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 18:08

Richard Shone writes: Jeremy Hutchinson was the last surviving person to have known Virginia Woolf, of whom he spoke with vividness; he brilliantly imitated her conversational...

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Yoko Ono v Yoko Mono: who gets to use a celebrity’s name?

Post date: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 17:17

The artist has managed to get a bar in Germany to change its name – and she’s not the only one to take umbrage at having their name used to sell thingsPity the poor celebrity who has worked hard to create a name for themselves only for someone else to come along to use it.

Youth prisons don’t deter criminals. They enable them | Shauneen Lambe

Post date: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 17:16

Young offender institutions are cruel and counterproductive. Cressida Dick’s call for ‘harsher’ sentencing reveals her ignorance of the evidenceIn 2003 I visited Feltham young offender institution for the first time. Freshly returned from death row in America, I was feeling smug about civilised...

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These sexual assault scandals are horrific. But they’ve made me feel safer | Sarah Gosling

Post date: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:21

Like most women, I always knew there were monsters lurking in the shadows. These days men are more likely to believe it – and watch out for them – tooSpacey...

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Family courts are a revolving door for too many parents | Paul Burstow

Post date: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 09:24

Family drug and alcohol courts can help break the patterns that blight children’s lives; this innovation should be shared How do we upgrade the family justice system so that it disrupts patterns of family violence, drug abuse and mental distress, which blight children’s lives, at great human...

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Change law to protect gig economy workers, MPs' report urges

Post date: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 00:01

Influential select committees call on government to close loopholes that let ‘irresponsible firms underpay workers’The government is under pressure to change the law to tackle bogus self-employment and protect workers in the gig...

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Sir Ninian Stephen obituary

Post date: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 15:26

Judge who pipped Prince Charles to become governor general of Australia in the 1980s, then sat on the UN international criminal court’s first trialAmong the many signal achievements of the British-born Australian judge Sir Ninian Stephen, who has died aged 94, two stand out. As governor general...

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Gig economy ruling has Deliveroo riders without rights and buying their own kit

Post date: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 07:00

A tribunal said couriers were ‘self-employed’ and not eligible for certain protections. But they counter that the firm is ducking its liabilitiesWhen 21-year-old Nathaniel Shaughnessy needed to find flexible paid work, he took a courier job with fast-food delivery firm Deliveroo, and for two...

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States of disgrace: strange American laws – in pictures

Post date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 17:00

The New York-based photographer Olivia Locher became interested in peculiar laws when a friend mentioned that it is illegal to have an ice-cream cone in your back pocket in Alabama. “For some reason that idea haunted my thoughts for several months,” she...

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