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    Nigeria: Federal Government Adopts Draft Policy to Eradicate Child Labor

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    Tue Oct 01 07:09:21 CEST 2013

    (Sep 24, 2013) The Government of Nigeria has adopted a draft policy to address the child labor issues that affect over six million children in the country. (Talatu Usman, Nigeria Adopts Draft National Policy on Child Labour, PREMIUM TIMES (Sept. 11, 2013).) According to the Federal Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chukwuemeka Ngozichineke Wogu, who presented the policy to the Federal Executive Council (the Cabinet), the policy was developed through a broad consultative process that included ...


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    UK - Immigration, rehabilitation and deregulation reforms in Queen’s speech

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    Thu May 09 08:50:29 CEST 2013

    Source: The Law Society Gazette | by Catherine Baksi and Michael Cross As widely trailed, immigration and crime form key planks of the government’s legislative programme outlined in the Queen’s speech today. The programme of 17 bills and two draft bills also features a new deregulation bill as well as long-awaited legislation to compensate victims of asbestos-related disease. New legislation to reform the rehabilitation of offenders, introduce new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour,...


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    Police back change in law to treat 17-year-olds in custody as juveniles

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    Thu Apr 25 09:21:48 CEST 2013

    Owen Bowcott on guardian.co.uk - Senior police officers are backing a change to the law so that 17-year-olds are treated as juveniles in custody and their parents are informed if they are arrested. Support from the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) for parental involvement comes as the high court issues a key judgment on Thursday on whether all those under 18 should be treated as children – in line with the UN convention on the rights of the child. Ann Thornber, whose son Ed k...


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    Kiobel v Shell: US Supreme Court on corporate accountability for foreign human rights abuses

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    Thu Apr 18 13:44:14 CEST 2013

    Source: UK Human Rights Blog | In a long-awaited judgment, the United States Supreme Court has decided unanimously that there was no jurisdiction for a US federal court to hear a claim by a group of Nigerians alleging that the respondents assisted the Nigerian government to kill, rape, beat and arrest individuals who protested against Shell’s environmental practices. The judgment has already attracted a lot of commentary, from those claiming it is undermines US leadership on human rights...


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    US internet 'six strikes' anti-piracy campaign begins

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    Wed Feb 27 11:34:45 CET 2013

    Five of the country's leading internet service providers (ISPs) are taking part in the Copyright Alert System (CAS), which they say is designed to educate rather than punish users. Suspected persistent copyright infringers will receive six warnings, after which their internet access may be limited but not cut off. Campaigners are calling for an independent body to oversee the scheme. One group, called Demand Progress, has warned that ISPs "want to serve as judge, jury, and executioner". But ...


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    Britain breached international law by 'torturing and killing prisoners' during Iraq War, claim 180 Iraqis

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    Mon Jan 21 11:16:39 CET 2013

    Britain will be accused by 180 Iraqis next week of breaching international law by torturing and killing prisoners during the controversial Iraq War. Lawyers representing the group - who claim they are victims of abuse or their family members were unlawfully killed - will accuse the UK of a 'systemic' policy of abuse committed between 2003 and 2008. The case - which will be heard in the High Court from January 29 - will see British soldiers and intelligence officers accused of unlawful interrog...


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    Study: US law is being manipulated to put foetal rights before women's

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    Fri Jan 18 13:19:27 CET 2013

    A troubling study published this week has revealed more than 400 instances of women in the US being detained, arrested, forced into mental institutions or prosecuted for issues relating to their pregnancies between 1973 and 2005, despite there being little relevant legislature to allow it. Even more cause for concern the report says, cases appear to be rising with more than 250 reported in the past seven years. The study, published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, is a compr...


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    British Airways employee wins discrimination case

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    Tue Jan 15 16:36:30 CET 2013

    Source: The Law Society Gazette The European Court of Human Rights has today ruled that English courts breached a British woman’s freedom of religion rights to wear a crucifix - a visible symbol of her faith - in the workplace. However, in three other judgments on the right to manifest religion in the workplace the Strasbourg court endorsed the English courts’ original findings. In the first case, British Airways (BA) employee Nadia Eweida was told that the company’s uniform policy requ...


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    Maya Evans case: secret courts, torture and avoiding embarrassment

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    Sat Jan 12 15:01:37 CET 2013

    The dangers posed by the justice and security bill are perfectly illustrated by the timely revelation that UK officials' potential complicity in the torture of a prisoner held in Afghanistan was disclosed in secret evidence in the Maya Evans case in 2010, yet this information was not revealed to her or the public. The case is the only judicial review case to date to have used "closed" procedures of the kind that will become the norm in cases involving the military and security services if the...


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    Mohamed Morsi signs Egypt's new constitution into law

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    Fri Dec 28 11:39:18 CET 2012

    Peter Beaumont / guardian.co.uk Egypt's controversial new constitution has been signed into law by President Mohammed Morsi, a day after he announced it had been approved by a large majority in a referendum that his opponents claim was marked by widespread irregularities. Critics say the new constitution, which was hurriedly drafted by Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood and its Salafist allies, is undemocratic and too Islamist, and that it could allow clerics to intervene in the lawmaking process ...


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