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Westminster update: Economic Crime Bill approved by House of Commons

One thing you must do Read our submission to the government’s consultation on reforming the Human Rights Act. We argue that the government is introducing changes that would make the state less accountable. It undermines a crucial element of the rule of law, preventing people from challenging illegitimate uses of power. What do you want […]

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Report on the Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers in the United Nations

The European Court of Human Rights has jurisdiction to assess alleged violations of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Article 6 ECHR protects everyone’s right to a fair trial, which includes several rights, such as the right to have access to and communicate with a lawyer of their choice. The right to privacy (Article […]

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Belgian law firm to bring to ICC alleged crimes against humanity committed by Turkish officials

Johan Vande Lanotte, legal adviser to the Belgian law firm Van Steenbrugge Advocaten (VSA) and professor of law at the University of Ghent, told Belgian media that VSA lawyers were going to collect evidence of crimes against humanity perpetrated by Turks. state officials at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Turkish Minute reported. Earlier in 2020, […]

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Cooma lawyer announced as President of Law Society of NSW

President of the Law Society of NSW, Joanne van der Plaat de Cooma. Photo: supplied. The Law Society of NSW has unveiled its new president, Joanne van der Plaat de Cooma. Originally a student of Monaro High School, Ms van der Plaat began her career in small business in Sydney before joining Baker McKenzie, a […]

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Scottish Law Commission to review mandatory landlord associations for buildings

The Scottish Law Commission has received a referral from the Scottish Government regarding the establishment of mandatory landlord associations in rental properties. The project will examine the establishment, formation and operation of mandatory landlord associations in Scottish buildings, and the rights and responsibilities to be imposed on them. The reference asks the commission to: “review […]

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Law Firm Seeks Arrest of Indian Army Chief for IIOJ&K War Crimes

LONDON: A London-based law firm filed a request with British police on Tuesday seeking the arrest of the Indian army chief and a senior Indian government official for their alleged roles in war crimes in the Cashmere contested. Law firm Stoke White said it had submitted extensive evidence to the Metropolitan Police’s War Crimes Unit […]

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UK law firm exposes India’s war crimes in IIOJK

ISLAMABAD: Indian Army Chief of Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane and Home Minister Amit Anil Chandra Shah were red-faced on Wednesday after a UK-based law firm Uni filed an appeal against their arrest with the Metropolitan Police in London for allegedly committing war crimes in the illegally Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The appeal […]

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A new year, a new digital Gazette

January marks an important milestone for the Bar Gazette with the publication of our first fully digital edition of the weekly. Now you can access even more expert analysis on all the latest legal news anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Read the latest edition of Gazette magazine This week’s edition includes: Counter the trend? […]

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NGOs concerned over recommendations of Special Law Commission on review of witchcraft law – Malawi Nyasa Times

The Center for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and the Center for Human Development (CEDEP) have expressed concern about some of the recommendations made by the Special Law Commission regarding the review of the Witchcraft Act of 1911. In a joint press release on Friday, the CHRR and the CEDEP say they are particularly concerned […]

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Laws Unsuitable for Modern Blended Families: Law Commission

Laws must change to better accommodate stepfamilies who try to share property fairly after someone dies, according to the Law Commission. The commission worked on a report on inheritance law. It follows its review which recommended changes to the relationship property law, as the committee wants issues in both areas to be addressed together. His […]

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Law students launch boycott of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher law firm – Uprise RI

Today the members of Law students for climate responsibility (LSCA) launched a nationwide appeal to law students to boycott the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. In a public signature letter and a video ad, students described the boycott as a response to Gibson Dunn’s work protecting polluting companies from climate liability, attacking the rights […]

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Roque loses his candidacy for a seat on the International Law Commission

(1st UPDATE) “My candidacy for the ILC was a difficult campaign but we faced it head-on. Unfortunately, we did not succeed, ”said the spokesperson for Duterte shortly after the election. Presidency spokesman Harry Roque failed to secure a seat on the United Nations (UN) International Law Commission on Saturday, November 13. During saturday election of […]

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Harry Roque fails in his candidacy for a post at the International Law Commission │ GMA News Online

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque failed to secure a seat on the 34-member International Law Commission (ILC), the expert body that helps develop and codify international law. “My candidacy for ILC has been a difficult campaign throughout, but we have met it head on. Unfortunately, we have not been successful,” he said in a statement posted […]

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Roque convinced that the opposition against him proves that he “deserves” a post at the International Law Commission

Palace spokesperson defends himself as the election calendar for the prestigious body approaches In what he called a “statement of truth and gratitude”, palace spokesman Harry Roque argued that criticism of his candidacy for a post on the International Law Commission “in fact recognizes why [he deserves] be a member of the Commission. Roque, a […]

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Law Society of Scotland unveils Diane McGiffen as new chief executive

Ms McGiffen succeeds Lorna Jack, who will leave after 13 years with the professional body of more than 12,000 Scottish lawyers. She has held senior roles at Audit Scotland for the past 20 years, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, where she led strategy, business plans, governance, risk and performance. Register to our daily newsletter […]

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Sasha Borissenko: New president of NZ Law Society apologizes for ‘offensive’ Instagram post

Business Nov 7, 2021 1:00 AM5 minutes to read History shows the risks of sharing social media posts. Photo / Getty Images OPINION: Jacqueline Lethbridge was elected 32nd President of the New Zealand Law Society and will take the reins in April 2022. But after Martelli McKegg’s partner reposted a congratulatory video that included a […]

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Roque’s candidacy for the seat of the International Law Commission is “shameless hypocrisy”

The Confederation of Asian and Pacific Lawyers (COLAP) opposed the appointment of President Duterte’s spokesperson / legal adviser Harry Roque to the International Law Commission (ILC), a UN annex whose function is “to launch studies and make recommendations with the aim … of encouraging the progressive development of international law and its clarification.” The multinational […]

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U.S. law firm drops work on Hong Kong statue removal after criticism

A college student cleans the “Pillar of Shame” statue at the University of Hong Kong on the 32nd anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989 in Hong Kong, China , June 4, 2021. REUTERS / Lam Yik / File photo Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com […]

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Barreau celebrates the “champions” of lawyers | News

The “champions of the vulnerable” were among the lawyers celebrated last Thursday at the Law Society Awards 2021. Excellence was recognized in 20 categories at the most prestigious awards ceremony for lawyers in England and Wales, which took place virtually and was hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield. Neil Hudgell (pictured), of Hudgell Solicitors, who helped […]

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UPIS opposes former student Roque’s candidacy for the International Law Commission

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque graduated from Integrated High School at the University of the Philippines in 1982. The University of the Philippines Integrated Secondary School (UPIS) has joined with other institutions in opposing the candidacy of its former student, presidential spokesman Harry Roque, for a seat on the Commission of international law (ILC). “The UP […]

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Castling a ‘disgrace’, say PH lawyers opposed to International Law Commission offer

Filipino lawyers oppose presidential spokesman Harry Roque’s bid to be elected to the International Law Commission (ILC), with a group calling it “a fellow Filipino lawyer’s hypocritical ambition to reinvent himself” . The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) said in a statement on Tuesday, September 14 that Roque – a former human rights lawyer […]

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UP Diliman opposes Roque’s appointment to UN International Law Commission

FILE PHOTO: Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque/PCOO Facebook video screenshot MANILA, Philippines — The inclusion of presidential spokesman Harry Roque on the International Law Commission (ILC) would only “diminish” the reputation of the United Nations body, the executive committee of the University of the Philippines said on Tuesday. Philippines Diliman. Although Roque was a former faculty […]

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Roque admits he’s in New York for the International Law Commission bid

Lawyers and civil society groups opposed to Harry Roque’s nomination have launched signature campaigns and written letters to the International Law Commission Presidential spokesman Harry Roque greeted viewers of his regular press briefing on Monday, September 13 from New York, confirming rumors circulating over the weekend that he was in the United States. “Narito po […]

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Roque admits he is in New York for the candidacy of the International Law Commission

Lawyers and civil society groups opposed to Harry Roque’s appointment have launched signature campaigns and written letters to the International Law Commission Presidency spokesman Harry Roque greeted viewers during his regular press briefing on Monday, September 13 from New York City, confirming rumors circulating over the weekend that he was in the United States . […]

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Roque confirms being in New York for the candidacy of the International Law Commission

FLAG Says Presidential Spokesman “Unworthy” of Consideration Presidential spokesperson Herminio “Harry” Roque Jr. shares his remarks with President Rodrigo Duterte during a meeting with the Interagency Working Group on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) at the Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center in Matina , Davao City on February 15, 2021. Joey Dalumpines, presidential photo MANILA – Presidency […]

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FLAG: Harry Roque “misplaced” to join the International Law Commission

MANILA, Philippines — The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) has raised objections to the appointment of presidential spokesman Harry Roque to serve on a United Nations panel of experts on international law. FLAG chairman Chel Diokno and other officers of the group have written to the International Law Commission in New York to show their […]

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Law firm shut down over allegations of dishonesty

A lawyer who has been involved in cases against the police is challenging a decision by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to bar her from acting as a lawyer. The SRA has suspended Soophia Khan’s certificate of practice at Sophie Khan & Co Ltd, saying it is looking into allegations of dishonesty and non-compliance with […]

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Hong Kong Law Society elections highlight tensions over China, legal system

Drumming of attacks on “liberal” candidates in pro-Beijing media Candidate drops out, citing fears for his family and safety The electoral battle revealed tensions over the city’s rule of law HONG KONG, Aug.24 (Reuters) – The Hong Kong Bar on Tuesday votes for new board members, an annual event made difficult this year by the […]

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As part of reconciliation, Law Society of Manitoba appoints members to its Indigenous Advisory Committee

This training should include “The History and Legacy of Residential Schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal Rights, Indigenous Law, and Indigenous-Crown Relations.” The TRC report states that for this to happen “competency-based training will be required in intercultural skills, conflict resolution, human rights and anti-racism”. Saunders adds […]

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Bound for Romeward: Law Society Reaches Agreement with Italian Bar Association | News

The Law Society has entered into an agreement with the Rome Bar to strengthen ties with Italian law firms. In a memorandum of understanding signed this week, the two organizations pledged to continue to defend the practice rights of English and Welsh lawyers in Italy, and vice versa. They are also committed to exchanging information […]

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Law Commission of Ontario’s latest AI case study raises concerns about DNA genotyping tools

A recent report from the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) highlighted the use of probabilistic genotyping (PG) DNA tools in Canadian criminal courts and warns that “in the absence of proper review, process, and legislation, there is a risk that AI tools, including DNA PG algorithms, will exacerbate racism in Canada’s justice system and render […]

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Local Lawyer Receives Prestigious Law Society Award

Content of the article A local lawyer received a very prestigious award from the Law Society of Ontario. Douglas Elliott, who was born and raised in Elliot Lake, received an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the Law Society of Ontario at a June 23 convocation ceremony. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was […]

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After Assam, UP Law Commission proposes population control

The chairman of the state law commission said on Sunday that it was necessary to control the increase in population, which is creating problems in the state. Chief Minister of Assam announced the state’s proposal on Friday population control Politics. The president also clarified that the law is not against any particular religion. Uttar Pradesh […]

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UP Law Commission is drafting a bill to control population growth

The Uttar Pradesh Law Commission is considering a proposal to introduce an LA to control population growth. The chairman of the Law Commission, Aditya Nath Mittal, said there should be control over the increase in population as it creates problems in the state. Justice Mittal, a former high court judge in Allahabad, is drafting a […]

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After Assam, UP prepares for a two-child policy; Law Commission drafting the Population Bill

After Assam, Uttar Pradesh is preparing to pass a law on population control. The state law commission has started drafting a version of a population control bill, sources reported on Sunday. The law, if enacted, will withhold benefits from some UP government plans for those who violate the two-child rule. The Law Commission will submit […]

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Duterte government appoints Harry Roque to International Law Commission

Roque, a former human rights lawyer before becoming Duterte’s spokesperson, seeks membership in a body that proposes rules and standards for the United Nations Presidential spokesman Harry Roque, spokesperson for controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, is set to become a member of the United Nations International Law Commission. The Philippine government named Roque as one […]

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Law Society of England and Wales hits back at Chinese sanctions against UK lawyers

The Law Society of England and Wales has hit back at the Chinese government for sanctioning a leading chamber and lawyer, among other things, for spreading “lies and misinformation” about alleged human rights abuses. man in Xinjiang. Earlier on Friday, China’s Foreign Ministry announced sanctions against London-based Essex Court Chambers and Geoffrey Nice QC, among […]

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Nigeria, UK nominate joint candidate for International Law Commission 2021

Dapo Akande, Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oxford, has been appointed UK candidate for the International Law Commission for the period 2023-2017. Nigeria-born Professor Akande will see his candidacy co-nominated by the government of Nigeria, making him the very first candidate to be nominated by both the UK and Nigeria. The […]

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United Nations International Law Commission Professor Takes on World’s Biggest Problems Through Teamwork | News from the FIU

From the sea level rises at deterioration of the earth’s atmosphere at Threats of future pandemics, there are many problems that threaten human health and prosperity in the 21st century if nations and states do not work together. Fortunately, however, there are people around the world coming together to work on solutions. One of them […]

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What did the Hate Speech Law Commission say in its 2017 report?

Sudarshan News broadcasting a program about Muslims infiltrating public services has once again ignited the hate speech debate. While the Supreme Court heard the case, the Law Commission of India addressed the issue of hate speech in its 267e report submitted in 2017. Here is an opinion. Recently, Sudarshan News, a Hindi-language news channel, announced […]

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Law Commission consultation on marriage reforms | Characteristic

When most couples start planning a wedding, they enthusiastically think about the day itself – what they will wear, who they will invite, and of course, where they want to get married. What most don’t realize, however, is how tightly regulated the ‘where’ and ‘how’ are. For some couples, this will mean that the ceremony […]