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ICC crime of aggression comes into effect without key signatories

Post date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 05:00

UK lobbied for delay in law under which leaders could be prosecuted for going to warA crime of aggression, under which politicians and military leaders can be held individually responsible for invasions and other major attacks, comes into force at the international criminal court, reviving...

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Failure to enforce law means older workers face discrimination – report

Post date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 00:01

The government and the Equality and Human Rights Commission criticised by MPsGovernment ministers and Britain’s equalities watchdog are failing to save more than a million older workers from discrimination, bias and outdated employment practices, according to a group of MPs.In a highly critical...

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Judge halts deportation of families reunified by Trump administration

Post date: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 18:08
  • Temporary order halts deportations for at least a week
  • ACLU filed motion expressing concern over ‘mass deportations’

Don’t blame lawyers for their Brexit bonanza | Stefan Stern

Post date: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 09:00

Confusion and anxiety bring commercial opportunity, and lawyers are providing a necessary professional serviceSome good Brexit news at last: lawyers are rolling in it. Profits at “magic circle” (that is, elite) law firms were reported to be a remarkable £2.6bn in 2017.

Employment tribunal hears cases against National Gallery

Post date: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 07:00

Group of 27 educators seek recognition as employees rather than freelancersArt educators who allege they have been sacked by the National Gallery, many after decades of service, are bringing their cases to an employment tribunal in the latest legal row over the gig economy.A group of 27 artists...

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At last, a law that could have stopped Blair and Bush invading Iraq | Geoffrey Robertson

Post date: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 06:00

The Hague’s new crime of aggression might give belligerent heads of states a reason to pauseTuesday is a red-letter day for international law: from then on, political and military leaders who order the invasion of foreign countries will be guilty of the crime of aggression, and may be punishable...

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Labour antisemitism code could breach Equality Act

Post date: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 06:00

Legal advice prepared by law lecturer states party has ignored Macpherson principleLabour has been warned that its antisemitism definition could breach the Equality Act, as the party battles to contain the fall-out with Jewish members over its new code of conduct.The...

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Reporting restrictions 'prevent scrutiny' of economic crimes

Post date: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 00:01

Corruption Watch UK says tight legal controls mean open justice is being underminedExcessive court reporting restrictions, inadequate listing information and difficulties in obtaining documents are preventing scrutiny of economic crimes and bribery cases, according to a report by Corruption...

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Rand Paul breaks with Republicans as he doubts Trump supreme court pick

Post date: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 21:07

Republican senator concerned by Brett Kavanaugh’s views on privacy but he has flip-flopped on a Trump nominee beforeBreaking with many Republican colleagues, the Kentucky senator Rand Paul has revealed his concern over Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on...

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In Your Defence by Sarah Langford – review

Post date: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 08:00

A barrister’s tales of Britain’s crumbling legal system and the victims caught up in it are required reading for our policymakersThis is no typical legal memoir.

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