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I believe Roundup gave me cancer. The Monsanto settlement is a slap in the face | Christine Sheppard

Post date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:38

I have to inject myself with needles just to stay alive. Still, Bayer will continue to sell Roundup, and refused to label it as carcinogenicLast Wednesday was my 71st birthday, a low-key celebration in these Covid-19 times. Then I heard the news that the pharmaceutical conglomerate Bayer has...

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We need far more coronavirus tests in British prisons | Eric Allison

Post date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 07:00

Prisoners are being kept in isolation, but without widespread testing, they could bring the virus out with them on release

Criminal cases backlog could take a decade to clear, watchdog warns

Post date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 06:01

Inspectorate says ‘radical solutions’ needed to deal with delays caused by coronavirus lockdown The backlog of untried cases in the criminal justice system – which has ballooned during lockdown – could take a decade to clear, an official watchdog has warned.The inspectorate that monitors the...

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English youth courts need urgent help to cut delays, review finds

Post date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 06:00

Budget cuts and change in policing strategy blamed for slowing down justice despite fall in casesUrgent action is required to address delays in “overburdened” youth courts, and there should be a time limit for police to charge a young person with a crime, a review of the youth justice service in...

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CPS secretly dropped 'weak' rape cases, say rights groups

Post date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 00:01

Exclusive: unpublished evidence sent to government review into decline in prosecutions

Cases dropped by the CPS: snapshot highlights challenges rape victims face

Post date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 00:01

There were 58,657 reports of rape in 2018-19 but only 833 convictions — these are the stories behind the figures

Bob Woodward story on Kavanaugh's veracity 'pulled' during Senate hearings

Post date: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 19:43

Washington Post reportedly quashed a story undermining denial by supreme court justice that he was source for Watergate reporterBrett Kavanaugh lied about not being a source for the Watergate reporter Bob Woodward, but the Washington Post quashed the story while the supreme court justice’s...

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Poland should get less from Covid-19 fund due to rights record, claim EU member states

Post date: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 06:00

Danish PM among those who say rule of law and LGBT rights issues mean a tougher line should be taken with PolandThe EU’s pandemic recovery fund risks being derailed after an outcry within the bloc that Poland is set to be one of the biggest recipients despite its government’s...

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Bomb attack kills two human rights workers in Kabul

Post date: Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 11:40

Homemade device attached to vehicle caused explosion in Afghan capital, says employerTwo employees of Afghanistan’s human rights body have been killed in a bomb attack in Kabul.The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said the workers died when a homemade sticky bomb attached to their...

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UK Foreign Office urged to secure safety of three human rights activists

Post date: Friday, June 26, 2020 - 05:00

MPs are calling for intervention as the activists could be at risk from the Covid-19 outbreak

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