Law

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Rights groups urge EU to ban NSO over clients’ use of Pegasus spyware
Letter signed by 86 organisations asks for sanctions against Israeli firm, alleging governments used its software to abuse rights

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

03, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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ECJ adviser backs rule-of-law measure in blow to Poland and Hungary
Court advised to dismiss challenge against law that lets EU block funds to states that curb judicial independence

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

02, Dec, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Sentences must be decided by the judges | Letter
Letter: With regard to ‘Harper’s law’, Malcolm Fowler is against hobbling the court’s discretion by striving to ram square pegs into round holes

Letters

28, Nov, 2021 @4:50 PM

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Rising Covid vaccination rates reduce need for mandates, new human rights commissioner says
Lorraine Finlay says Australia should prepare for a ‘future emergency’ by ensuring human rights are ‘at the core’ of its response

Paul Karp

24, Nov, 2021 @9:37 PM

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‘Harper’s law’ will not be retrospective, says Raab, as lawyers express disquiet
Killers of PC Andrew Harper will not have sentences extended as legal experts fear law change will remove judges’ discretion

Rajeev Syal and Matthew Weaver

24, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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UK court refuses to allow man who does not understand consent to pursue sex
Supreme court dismisses appeal from autistic 36-year-old who has impaired cognition

Amelia Hill

24, Nov, 2021 @2:30 PM

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‘No alternative’ to new walkouts in legal aid dispute, says QC
Barrister who led 2014 strike in England and Wales says further industrial action looks likely

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

22, Nov, 2021 @10:11 AM

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Use of stop and search rises 24% in England and Wales in a year
Equivalent of one in five male minority ethnic teenagers stopped in year ending March 2021

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

18, Nov, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Man wrongly identified as Cleo Smith accused sues Network Seven for defamation
Terrance Flowers was incorrectly identified by news organisation after Terence Kelly was arrested by WA police in early November

Michael McGowan

16, Nov, 2021 @9:04 AM

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How Trump reshaped the fifth circuit to become the ‘most extreme’ US court
Ultra-conservative lawyers seek to have their cases heard in the fifth circuit in hope of a favourable ruling

David Smith in Washington

15, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Museums v business: the growing market for cultural digitisation
As sales of licensed goods soars, battles loom over the use of works by long-dead artists

Georgina Quach

15, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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JCB failed to do checks over potential use of equipment in Palestine
UK government watchdog finds lack of due diligence over human rights in occupied territories

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

12, Nov, 2021 @6:42 PM

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