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How can video analysis facilitate investigation of criminal and terrorist activities?

VICTORIA (VIDEO ANALYSIS FOR INVESTIGATION OF CRIMINAL AND TERRORIST ACTIVITIES) is a Horizon 2020 EU Security Project, which is developing robust and accurate video analysis technology to boost the law enforcement agencies’ investigative capacity.
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NHS supports survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM)

Hundreds of survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) will be able to access expert care, support and treatment due to a new network of NHS clinics being launched.
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Pegasus spyware: Will the NSO Group change their policies?

NSO Group has been pressured over revelations its invasive Pegasus spyware was used against journalists such as Jamal Kashoggi.
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Preventing workplace sexual harassment

The #MeToo movement has changed the cultural landscape and increased the need for employer focus on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.
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NHS calls for crackdown on sales of 25 inch knives

A leading trauma surgeon has led the call for more to be done to restrict the sale of harmful 25-inch knives to help prevent violent crime.
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UK law to stop social media circulation of “revenge porn”

The Department of Justice is beginning a 3-year review of laws, to ensure that "revenge porn" victims are protected and technologies such as Twitter are fully considered.
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The UK’s anti-money laundering laws post-Brexit

John Binns, partner at BCL Solicitors LLP, considers the potential impact of Brexit on the UK’s anti-money laundering laws.
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G7 Summit: Crackdown on peaceful protests

Summit talks about the climate crisis and gender equality undermined by intense restrictions on protest movements in G7 Summit crackdown.
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New leaders of Sudan sworn in: What happens now?

Human Rights Watch offer legal insight on the continuing situation, including what should be done to stop the violence since the new leaders of Sudan have been sworn in.
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US announces indefinite immigration detention for children

A Trump administration final regulation announced could result in severe harm to migrant children who may be held in indefinite immigration detention in the United States.
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Bangladesh will return Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Myanmar and Bangladesh will undergo plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees, despite no evidence that Rohingya genocide has stopped in Rakhine State.
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£100 million crackdown on crime in prison

Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime in prison, the government announced today.
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More than half of UK public in favour of energy theft amnesty

Over 50% of UK residents would be in favour of an energy theft amnesty, according to a new poll of 1,000 people.

Decriminalise sex work to stop HIV, says Human Rights Watch

South African authorities are obstructing efforts to decriminalise sex work and end the HIV pandemic, Human Rights Watch and the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) said in a report.
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Are basic freedoms at risk in Kashmir?

Indian authorities have continued to keep measures in anticipation of unrest that put basic freedoms at risk in Kashmir.
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New UN ‘List of Shame’ does not cover children in conflict

The United Nations secretary-general omitted countries responsible for grave violations against children in conflict in his new “list of shame”.
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What is happening to prisoners in South Sudan?

Six prisoners in South Sudan should be unconditionally released after being unlawfully detained without trial since November 2018, say Human Rights Watch.
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Is the UK’s telecoms infrastructure fit for emergency alerts?

Javier Colado, SVP of International Sales at Everbridge discusses how the UK is under pressure to ensure its telecoms infrastructure is fit to enable the transmission of emergency alerts to mobile phones.
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Priti Patel must reform inhumane immigration system says Amnesty UK

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen advises Home Secretary Priti Patel to reform the inhumane immigration system, which is considered by legal experts to be 'broken'.
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Government proposes to tighten firearms licensing to protect the public

The Home Office has launched a consultation on statutory guidance for police on firearms licensing to ensure officers are consistently checking applicants’ medical records in order to better protect the public.

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