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The Guardian view on a rape crisis: failing victims and society

Post date: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 18:30

Only a tiny fraction of reported rapes lead to a charge, let alone a court case. It’s time to overhaul this broken systemIt is not news that the system for investigating and prosecuting the crimes of rape and sexual assault in England and Wales is broken.

World Athletics accused over 'abusive sex testing' of athletes from global south

Post date: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 16:05

Human Rights Watch says testing regulations are demeaning and target women based on racial stereotypesWorld Athletics, the sport’s global governing body, targets women from countries in the global south for “abusive sex testing” based on arbitrary definitions of femininity and racial stereotypes...

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France security law incompatible with human rights, say UN experts

Post date: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 13:46

Special reporters take government to task over proposed legislation that would give police more powerUN experts have urged France to completely revise a proposed new ...

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Definition of treasure trove to be recast to protect UK's rare artefacts

Post date: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 00:01

Recent finds have not met criteria as they are made from bronze, not precious metalsThe government plans to change the official definition of “treasure” to cover more rare and precious archaeological finds so that such artefacts can be saved for the nation rather than sold to private collectors....

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UK rebuked over failure to enforce Troubles court rulings

Post date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 17:46

UK has not carried out effective inquiries into killings as required by ECHR, Council of Europe saysThe Council of Europe has issued a stinging rebuke to the UK over its failure to enforce judgments by the European court of human rights (ECHR) involving security force killings and suspected...

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Indefinite sentences 'the greatest single stain on justice system'

Post date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 15:11

Lord Brown calls for action over prisoners in England and Wales languishing under rulesA former supreme court justice has called for urgent action in dealing with prisoners languishing under indefinite sentences, branding the now defunct scheme “the greatest single stain on our criminal justice...

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Piers Corbyn found guilty of breaching regulations at lockdown protest

Post date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 18:45

Brother of former Labour leader spoke at May event in London’s Hyde Park Piers Corbyn, the brother of the former Labour party leader, has been found guilty of breaching emergency health regulations at an anti-lockdown protest in London’s Hyde Park.During the two-day trial in Westminster...

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Puberty blocker ruling will not help trans teens | Letters

Post date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 17:38

There is already a suitable competency test in medical law for children under the age of 16, writes Steven Walker, while the mother of a transgender child fears the impact the court decision will have on her daughterThe high court ruling that those under the age...

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Clearing UK court backlog 'will need extra funds in future years'

Post date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 17:46

Lord chief justice warns tackling disruption will cost more than £500m promised so far

Puberty blockers: under-16s 'unlikely to be able to give informed consent'

Post date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 17:18

NHS says clinic has suspended new referrals after pair, including woman who took blockers, win court caseChildren under the age of 16 considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be mature enough to give informed consent to be prescribed puberty-blocking drugs, the high court has ruled.Even...

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