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transgender conversion therapy, LGBT organisation

UK Government excludes transgender conversion therapy from ban 

The UK government have partially banned conversion therapy for gay and bisexual individuals, while transgender conversion therapy is still legal.
autistic people, vulnerable adults

Police do not consider 48% of autistic people to be vulnerable adults

The criminal justice system is failing autistic people, as clients are commonly not given support in trials because they are not deemed “vulnerable”.
eu committees, pegasus spyware

Three new EU committees to dissect digital misinformation

Three new EU committees will investigate the use of spyware by European governments, malicious foreign interference and lessons learnt from the pandemic.
reoffending cycle

Breaking the reoffending cycle: Reforms to employment support

The Prisons Strategy White Paper, outlines the UK governments vision to develop a modernised prison estate and cut crime through more effective offender rehabilitation
child marriage rape, statutory rape

Child marriage: The legal loophole which violates statutory rape laws

Child marriages devise loopholes for sexual abuse against children – with a study showing that child marriages violate statutory rape laws in 14 states.
committing crimes, crime cognitive behaviour

Researchers predict crime occurrence through cognitive behaviours

A new study confirms that willingness to take risks, impatience, and self-centred behaviour, are main characteristics in those who are likely to commit crimes.
digital platform, digital

Solution to make “non-standard employment” sustainable

Giuseppe Guerini discusses platform cooperatives for the digital age: a solution to making "non-standard employment" sustainable, and to sharing their value chains.
dismantle crime, levelling up

Levelling Up promises £3 billion on drug enforcement

Neighbourhood crime is at the heart of the policy, with the UK promising to cut homicide, serious violence and more by 2030.
the dinner table test, islamophobia

Islamophobia still passes “the dinner-table test”

In 2011, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi said that Islamophobia passed "the dinner table test" - ten years later, Islamophobia accounts for 45% of documented religious hate crimes.
same-sex convictions

UK to wipe historical convictions for same-sex sexual activity

The UK government will continue more pardons for people with historical criminal convictions of same-sex consensual sexual activity.
global south mrna, intellectual property

Over 100 Global South factories could make mRNA vaccines

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) found that over 100 manufacturers in Asia, Africa and Latin America are capable of making mRNA COVID vaccines - but pharmaceutical companies won't waive intellectual property rights.
online safety bill report, women online abuse

Online Safety Bill report finds 62% of women face online abuse

According to evidence in the Online Safety Bill report, 62% of women aged between 18-34 experience online abuse and harassment - with 50% of 11-16 year old girls also facing these issues online.
internet governance online

UN says measures to improve cyberspace safety needed now

With 782 million people joining the internet since 2019, what is being done to protect people when they are online?
democracy and rule of law

Strengthening democracy and rule of law through education

Maaike De Ridder and Nadja Krotow, RECONNECT researchers, explore how democracy and rule of law can be strengthened through education and raising awareness.
freed slave, lusta case

Law focus: A Roman girl who wanted to be a “freed slave”

Mariko Igimi, Professor from Kyushu University, Faculty of Law, reviews “Iusta case” from the perspective of familia.
access to justice

Data-driven solutions to reverse decline in justice access

Lauren Kitz, Director of Engagement at the World Justice Project, argues that data-driven solutions are needed to reverse the pandemic-era decline in access to justice.
Fixed Penalty Notice, littering

Public unaware of what is actually classed as litter

Dyl Kurpil, Managing Director, District Enforcement asks, are the general public aware of what is actually classed as litter and the Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) litterers can be subject to?.
banned from drinking

Offenders banned from drinking in crime prevention measure

Offenders being released from prison are now to be banned from drinking alcohol under new world-first plans, aiming to prevent crimes committed under the influence.
medicolegal death

Shortages in medicolegal death investigation

In the second part of a series of articles, shortages in medicolegal death investigation are placed under the spotlight by Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, Chief Medical Examiner at Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
UK police culture, sentencing police

Barrister says “institutional change” needed in UK police culture

Francesca Kirby, barrister at Red Lion Chambers, considers if there will be a shift in sentencing and UK police culture following reports of misconduct in the force.

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