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Ruth Bader Ginsburg changed America long before she joined the supreme court | Moira Donegan

Post date: Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 01:31

She spent her extraordinary career fighting for women’s rights and ensuring the promise of the constitution applied to allThe most important feminist lawyer in the history of the American republic...

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Companies House to verify directors' identities before being listed

Post date: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 18:33

Move seen as long overdue after complaints of register giving false data credibilityCompany directors will have their identities verified before their names are listed on the UK’s official register of company information, as the government attempts to make life harder for financial criminals.The...

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Participatory politics and the point of parliament

Post date: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 16:37

Alex Bradbury of Extinction Rebellion on the climate assembly; John Bourn on the Coronavirus Act; and Karl Gehring on why Switzerland has the right approachIn your editorial on the UK’s climate assembly (...

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Amal Clooney quits UK envoy role over 'lamentable' Brexit bill

Post date: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 15:30

Exclusive: Prominent human rights lawyer writes to foreign secretary with stinging denunciationAmal Clooney, the high-profile human rights lawyer, has resigned from her position as the UK’s special envoy on media freedom in protest at the government’s intention to breach...

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Activists sue ministers over release of game birds for shooting

Post date: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:57

Wild Justice accuses UK government of breaching duty to protect conservation sites Conservationists are suing the UK government over the release of millions of game birds on to land that is home to rare and threatened species.The campaign group Wild Justice...

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Australian judge steps down from Hong Kong court over new national security law

Post date: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 10:26

James Spigelman resigned from Hong Kong appeal court citing concerns with new law imposed by ChinaAustralian judge James Spigelman has resigned from Hong Kong’s highest court, reportedly citing concerns over the national security law imposed on the region by Beijing.His resignation comes amid a...

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Tell us: what are pandemic conditions like in UK prisons?

Post date: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 08:41

We would like to hear about experiences of prisons in the UK during the coronavirus pandemicPrisons went into highly restrictive lockdowns earlier this year in attempts to prevent coronavirus transmission. While some have been opening up and relaxing the measures, which included prisoners...

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Disgrace of England and Wales' prisons exposes ministers' refusal to learn from mistakes

Post date: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 07:45

From probation reform to test and trace, the government has presided over a catalogue of public services failures The slow-motion collapse of England and Wales’ prison system is a textbook example of the government’s repeated public service failures in the age of austerity.The mismanagement of...

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Letter: Anthony Lester obituary

Post date: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 16:27

When the Race Relations Board was established by the Race Relations Act 1965 I was fortunate enough to be appointed as its legal adviser. I soon met Anthony Lester, a young barrister who...

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Hong Kong activist denied bail after being charged with sedition

Post date: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:41

Colonial-era penal code used as Tam Tak-chi’s alleged offences took place before new national security law was imposedAn activist who was the first person to be charged with sedition in Hong Kong since 1997 has been denied bail before his trial for “uttering seditious words” and advocating for...

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