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Justice secretary denies government is rushing in new anti-terror laws

Post date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:33

Robert Buckland rejects claims tougher sentences politicise London Bridge attackThe justice secretary, Robert Buckland, has claimed the government is not politicising the death of the London Bridge terror attack victims by unveiling tougher prison sentences for the most serious offenders.Jack...

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Will 2020 be the year abortion is banned in the US?

Post date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 07:00

A conservative supreme court will take up its first abortion case as activists brace for a fight that could change everythingIn a centuries-long debate about gender and sexuality, 2020 could mark a turning point for abortion rights in the US.In the coming year, the anti-abortion president,...

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The Tories are hiding from blame for youth crime. That’s not on | Laura McInerney

Post date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 06:45

Exclusions are not the real problem – it’s cuts in schools and youth support that are responsibleIn the movie Enemy of the State, the final scene involves a mafia standoff. Accusations of disloyalty fly as weapons point everywhere.

Children in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, says report

Post date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 00:01

Prisons chief demands overhaul of young offender institutions in England and WalesChildren are being held in “harmful” solitary confinement in prison with some let out of their cells for just 15 minutes a day, a damning report from jail inspectors said.Peter Clarke, the chief inspector of...

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Transgender woman ends bid to see her ultra-Orthodox Jewish children

Post date: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 19:52

Woman had not seen the five since leaving the north Manchester community in 2015An ultra-Orthodox Jew who left her community to transition from male to female has abandoned a family court fight to see her five children. The woman has not seen the children since leaving the north Manchester...

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'Marriage Story was stunningly on-point': what divorce lawyers want you to know

Post date: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 15:02

If you have gone from hoping that your marriage will last for ever to hoping that it will all be over cheaply and painlessly, the experts have some bad newsThere is a moment early on in the film Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach’s Oscar-nominated exploration of divorce, that sparked rueful...

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Climate refugees can't be returned home, says landmark UN human rights ruling

Post date: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 05:27

Experts say judgment is ‘tipping point’ that opens the door to climate crisis claims for protection It is unlawful for governments to return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by the climate crisis, a landmark ruling by the United Nations human rights committee has found....

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Proportion of UK prisoners with drug problem doubles in five years – study

Post date: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 00:01

Prisons not equipped to stop drug supply and security standards vary, thinktank saysThe proportion of prisoners developing a drug problem in custody has more than doubled in the past five years, research suggests.The analysis of survey data from HM Inspectorate of Prisons by the thinktank Reform...

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Sexual misconduct cases at record high in legal profession

Post date: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 00:01

Sixty-three cases were reported to solicitors’ governing body last year, figures showThe number of reports of sexual misconduct in the legal profession in England have increased over the last five years and have reached a record high, according to newly released figures. Reports of sexual...

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Rape jury system unfair to victims | Letter

Post date: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 16:57

Decisions of guilt and innocence are made largely by laypeople with no experience of the way abusers work, writes Roy GrimwoodOn many occasions, without success, I have written to the Guardian when the lamentably low prosecution and conviction rate for rape and similar offences...

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