Monthly Archives: March 2015

Lawyers reflect on racism

‘Diversity’ was not a word district judge Tan Ikram heard much of in the 1990s, he told attendees at the launch of the Law Society’s Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division earlier this month. The former London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association president

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India’s Bihar state arrests ‘1,000 police test cheats’

More than 1,000 men have reportedly been arrested in India’s Bihar state over the use of impersonators and false papers for police recruitment tests. The fraud was uncovered when identity papers and fingerprints provided for different tests did not match

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Aviation lawyers, insurance experts predict €300 million Lufthansa payout after plane crash

Aviation lawyers and insurance experts predict that Lufthansa is likely to accept claims without much resistance when they are put in by the families who were bereaved in last week’s apparent suicide and homicide by the pilot of a passenger

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Governments and enterprises in breach of their legal obligations on climate change

Today a group of eminent jurists accuse governments and enterprises of being in clear and flagrant breach of their legal obligations on climate change – under human rights law, international law, environmental law, and tort law. Human ravaging of our

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Two former US special agents charged with stealing seized Bitcoin

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) alleges that Shaun Bridges stole more than $800,000 (£540,000) in Bitcoin. His colleague, Carl Force, has also been charged with money laundering and wire fraud. Best known for selling illegal drugs, Silk Road was

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Personal details of world leaders at the last G20 summit accidentally disclosed

The personal details of world leaders at the last G20 summit were accidentally disclosed by the Australian immigration department, which did not consider it necessary to inform those world leaders of the privacy breach. The Guardian can reveal an employee

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Support for death penalty drops below 50% for the first time

The NatCen British Social Attitudes Report found 48% of the 2,878 people it surveyed were in favour of capital punishment. It is the lowest figure since the survey began in 1983, when around 75% of people were in favour. The

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Uganda faced a backlash for its homophobic legislation. Will California?

After years of efforts by American evangelical missionaries in collusion with pandering local politicians, Uganda passed a law in 2014 which made homosexual acts punishable by life in prison (an improvement on its 2013 “kill the gays” legislation). But though

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Offences you can be arrested for on election day

Yippee, elections are finally here after the 6 week postponement and all the campaign wahala debates, rallies and mud-slinging electioneering. Obviously, the Presidential elections will be a battle majorly between Goodluck Jonathan and Buhari while other state governorship and national

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Woman who tried to “boil her husband” jailed for four years

A woman who tried to “boil her husband” by pouring scalding water over him after being told they were “getting divorced” has been jailed for four years. Ken Gregory, 65, was the victim of a horrific domestic abuse attack which

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Deaf man prosecuted after he called police officer a ‘pig’ in sign language

A deaf man has been prosecuted after he called a police officer a “pig” in sign language. The officer who arrested Linley Hassan, 25, understood the insult, a court heard. He had been called to McDonalds in Kendal, Cumbria, after

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Prolific burglar spared jail and told go on a ‘victim empathy course’

A serial thief who admitted carrying out more than 200 burglaries has been spared jail and been told go on a “victim empathy course” despite victims demanding he should not be let off. Tomas Drungelas appeared before St Albans Crown

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