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Trump’s power to deport asylum seekers boosted by supreme court ruling

Post date: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 16:49
  • Justices’ 7-2 ruling will affect thousands of asylum seekers
  • ACLU lawyer says ruling puts ‘lives in grave danger’

Elton John's ex-wife Renate Blauel launches legal action against singer

Post date: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 13:48

Ex-partner who has avoided limelight since divorce is seeking high court injunctionSir Elton John’s ex-wife, Renate Blauel, has launched legal proceedings against the singer at the high court, in a rare intervention by a woman who has been avoiding publicity for decades.Blauel filed the legal...

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Family court judges given power to intervene in domestic abuse cases

Post date: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 00:01

Pilot scheme, recommended by expert panel report, will aim to avoid re-traumatising victims and their childrenJudges will be empowered to intervene in cases of domestic abuse to prevent the complainant from being re-victimised by aggressive lines of questioning, as part of a new raft of legal...

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Glenn Brasse obituary

Post date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 18:23

Stoke Newington, north London, 1946: a secretive Austrian artist checks into a Jewish-owned lodging house. Suspicion mounts. A religious court is assembled to decide who he might be. Human foibles are gently exposed and all is resolved. Such was the wry and humane storytelling of my brother-in-...

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Jury trials are crucial to our justice system | Letter

Post date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 18:03

Barrister Andrew Vout argues that the backlog of court cases due to the Covid-19 crisis must not be used as an excuse to restrict trial by juryMichael Heath is wrong (...

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Man paralysed after being shot by police with Taser weapon vows to get justice

Post date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 17:50

Jordan Walker-Brown, from London, says officers stopped him because he is blackA young black man from north London who has been left paralysed from the chest down after being shot by police with a Taser weapon as he jumped over a wall, has spoken out for the first time about his injuries and...

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From the archive: One lawyer’s crusade to defend extreme pornography

Post date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 12:00

We are raiding the Audio Long Reads archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors.This week, from 2015: Myles Jackman is on a mission to change Britain’s obscenity laws. For him, it’s more than a job – it’s a moral calling•...

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Thousands of potential trafficking victims ‘not given vital support’

Post date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 07:00

Less than fifth of those identified by Home Office as likely modern slavery victims are referred for legal and housing advice – study Thousands of people identified as potential victims of trafficking in the UK have not been referred for support despite government pledges to help them, according...

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Natural justice is a golden rule of investigations. Has it been followed in the Dyson Heydon case? | Kate Eastman

Post date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 06:40

Procedural fairness in sexual harassment investigations doesn’t give the alleged perpetrator the right to confront or cross-examine the complainant Revelations this week that...

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Head of international criminal court accuses US of acting unlawfully

Post date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 05:00

ICC president condemns US visa restrictions on officials in Afghan war investigation The president of the international criminal court has accused the US of acting unlawfully by threatening an economic and legal offensive against the institution following a decision by judges to open an...

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