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Disposable BBQs ‘should be banned’ to prevent further devastating wildfires

As wildfires race through even more acres of British countryside this week, calls are being made to ban disposable BBQ's to prevent further damage.
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Women in custody will have access to sanitary products

The UK government are planning to change the law: Police will have to ask women in custody whether they will require sanitary products, according to the Home Office.
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Over 50% of allergy sufferers at risk in UK

As research finds more than half (58%) of allergy sufferers have had their lives put at risk by restaurant or takeaway staff, law firm Slater and Gordon are calling on businesses to have better allergen control.
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Modern laws: The psychological impact of racism on healthcare

Here Tamara Muhammad, barrister at One Pump chambers, discusses her insight into the law and the unique psychological impact of racism to ethnic minorities.
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Catching rogue landlords faster with new technology

Additional licenses provided by local councils under the new legislation for Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) will help stop rogue landlords Local councils across the country are in the process of consulting on, trialling, or implementing additional licensing schemes for houses in multiple occupation (HMO). In the future, the majority...
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How will space law work when we begin to colonise planets?

In this article, tech experts in the space sector discuss the oncoming colonisation of planets and the evolving status of space law.
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New UK divorce law could reduce conflict

New UK divorce law could reduce the level of negotiation, conflict and mental health degradation often found by those seeking a legal separation in the UK.
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Trump forces asylum-seekers back into Mexico

In this piece, Amnesty sheds light on how the asylum cases in San Diego recently are examples of humanitarian violations: Whilst the West is distracted by Brexit, forced returns continue to happen.
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Voyeurism Act 2019: ‘Upskirting’ is made a crime in UK

The Voyeurism Offences Act 2019 has been made into UK law: Read on for an analysis of the changes to your rights, and the legal loopholes that existed before today.
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South Korea decriminalises abortion after 66 years

Today (11 April 2019) there was a ruling by South Korea’s Constitutional Court that told the government to decriminalise abortion in the country and reform abortion laws by 2020.
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Global death penalty executions fell by 31% in 2018

Research by Amnesty shows that the known global execution rate has decreased, but the political situation within multiple countries is getting worse: What is the global landscape right now on the death penalty?
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Khashoggi murder trial: Will the UK tell public the truth?

Britain, France, and the United States should issue public reports on the Jamal Khashoggi murder trial: The media, UN and public are banned from trial proceedings, so who will tell the truth?
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Arms sales to Saudi Arabia: UK being taken to court

This week, the UK Court of Appeal will hear the case from Campaign Against the Arms Trade, with intervention from Amnesty, Human Rights Watch and Rights Watch UK about the UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
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Linguistic cultural compromises in EU Law

Dr. Karen McAuliffe, PI on the European Research Council funded project ‘Law and Language at the European Court of Justice’, discusses her theory of linguistic cultural compromise in EU law.
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UK introduces worlds first online safety laws

Social media companies and tech firms will be legally required to protect their users and face tough penalties if they do not comply with the new online safety laws.
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Legal affairs: Ensuring the consistent interpretation and application of EU law

The work of Koen Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union concerns directing the work of a unique, multilingual institution as it seeks to ensure the consistent interpretation and application of European Union (EU) law throughout its Member States, as this article uncovers.
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Muslims leaving prison talk about their lives

The Lammy Review in 2017 drew attention to inequalities among black, Asian and minority ethnic people in the criminal justice system: What's the truth about Muslims in prison?
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‘I bottle it up’: The emotions of solitary confinement

New research will set out to examine the emotional world of solitary confinement: Dr Ben Laws from the Institute of Criminology discusses his project, and how the experience of ‘deep confinement’ might shape the lives of prisoners.
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The U.S. Space Force: Rising stakes for Europe in space defence

In this article, an oncoming U.S. weaponisation of space via Trumps' Space Policy Directive 4 is examined in context of Europe in space defence.
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Perspectives on a European Space Council

Here, the European Space Policy Institute discusses the possibilities and perspectives of a European Space Council: This could be the future strategy of EU space ambitions.

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