Cyberflashing should be new criminal offence, review suggests – The Guardian

‘Unsolicited sending of obscene images should be made illegal through the creation of a new offence of cyberflashing, a UK government-commissioned review recommended.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2021

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UK bus privatisation breached basic rights, says ex-UN rapporteur – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2021 in contracting out, news, reports, transport by sally

‘Britain’s bus services outside London were so damaged by privatisation that people were unable to access basic needs such as work, education and healthcare, according to a scathing report by the former UN special rapporteur on human rights.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2021

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MPs call for ‘complete reset’ of music streaming to protect artists – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2021 in artistic works, competition, inquiries, internet, media, news, reports, select committees by tracey

‘Music streaming needs a “complete reset”, according to a damning parliamentary report that calls on the UK competition watchdog to investigate the commercial power wielded by major record labels.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2021

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Master of the rolls gives green light to mandatory ADR – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 13th, 2021 in civil justice, dispute resolution, human rights, news, reports by tracey

‘Mandatory (alternative) dispute resolution is lawful and should be encouraged, according to the Civil Justice Council’s report on compulsory alternative dispute resolution.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 12th July 2021

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UN calls for end of ‘impunity’ for police violence against black people – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2021 in death in custody, news, police, racism, reports, United Nations, violence by sally

‘A UN report that analysed racial justice in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd has called on member states including the UK to end the “impunity” enjoyed by police officers who violate the human rights of black people.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2021

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Curbs on protests in policing bill breach human rights laws, MPs and peers say – The Guardian

Posted June 22nd, 2021 in bills, demonstrations, human rights, news, reports, select committees by sally

‘Restrictions on protests in the controversial new policing bill breach human rights laws and will increase the risk of peaceful demonstrators in England and Wales being criminalised, MPs and peers have warned.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2021

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Replace GDPR, says prime minister’s regulatory hit-squad – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 17th, 2021 in brexit, data protection, EC law, news, reports by sally

‘EU-era data protection laws would be replaced by common-law based UK legislation under a list of proposals for a “bold new” post-Brexit framework proposed by a working party set up by the prime minister today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th June 2021

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Daniel Morgan murder: Met chief censured for hampering corruption inquiry – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2021 in corruption, inquiries, murder, news, police, prosecutions, reports by sally

‘Cressida Dick, the commissioner of the Metropolitan police, has been personally censured for hampering an inquiry into police corruption in the long-running Daniel Morgan murder case.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2021

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Research shows rising number of public law cases involving newborn babies, highlights short notice given to most parents – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 8th, 2021 in birth, care orders, children, news, notification, reports, statistics by sally

‘In the majority of public law cases involving newborn babies parents are given very little formal notice that care proceedings have been issued and the case is to be heard in court, research by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (FJO) has shown.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th June 2021

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Windrush victim wrongly threatened with forced return to Jamaica in final years, report finds – The Guardian

‘The Home Office made repeated errors that caused a man who had lived in the UK for more than 50 years to be classified as an illegal immigrant and threatened with arrest, prison and forcible removal, the parliamentary ombudsman has found.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2021

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Daniel Morgan: Report into murder to be released after agreement reached

‘A report into the unsolved murder of a private investigator killed in south London will be released next month.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2021

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Sewell says commission did find evidence of ‘persistent discrimination’ despite controversial race report – The Independent

Posted May 28th, 2021 in equality, inquiries, news, race discrimination, reports, select committees by tracey

‘A commission on racial inequality found evidence of “persistent race-based discrimination”, its chair told MPs on Thursday – despite barely mentioning the phrase in its widely contested report published earlier this year.’

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The Independent, 27th May 2021

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Modern slavery survivors at higher risk of being re-trafficked due to barriers accessing legal advice, finds report – The Independent

‘Modern slavery survivors in England face “significant barriers” to accessing legal advice, leaving them at higher risk of being re-trafficked, according to new research.’

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The Independent, 19th May 2021

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Girlguiding charity apologises as audit uncovers racism and Islamophobia – The Independent

Posted May 20th, 2021 in charities, diversity, Islam, news, racism, reports, young persons by tracey

‘Girlguiding, the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women, has apologised after an external audit uncovered alarming instances of racism and Islamophobia among girl guides and staff. The probe, which took evidence from over 200 members, staff, parents and carers, revealed instances of discrimination that saw young people of colour being called racial slurs and a Muslim girl being asked to remove her hijab during a trip.’

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The Independent, 19th May 2021

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Daniel Morgan murder: panel refuses to hand over report – The Guardian

‘The independent panel investigating the Daniel Morgan scandal is refusing the home secretary’s demands to hand over its report before it can be published, as senior police sources say nothing in the case affects national security. Priti Patel provoked fury on Tuesday by demanding the findings be handed over for review prior to publication, angering both the Morgan family and members of the panel conducting the inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 19th May 2021

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Anger as Patel delays publication of report into private detective’s murder – The Guardian

‘The home secretary has ordered that an independent report on claims murderers were shielded by police corruption and claims of corruption in Rupert Murdoch’s media empire must be vetted by her department before its publication.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2021

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Legal Services Act has delivered “limited benefits to competition” – Legal Futures

Posted April 20th, 2021 in competition, legal services, news, reports by sally

‘The Legal Services Act 2007 has only delivered “a few of the benefits typically associated with deregulation”, a report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has concluded.’

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Legal Futures, 20th April 2021

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Bodies credited in UK race review distance themselves from findings – The Guardian

Posted April 13th, 2021 in minorities, news, race discrimination, racism, reports by sally

‘At least 20 organisations and individuals who were listed as stakeholders in the government’s race disparity commission have distanced themselves from the report and its findings.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2021

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Staff in care home failed to prevent children being sexually exploited, Ofsted finds – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2021 in care homes, care workers, child abuse, news, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘Children in a private care home were found to have been sexually exploited by men and felt unsafe, but nothing was done by staff to help them, a report by Ofsted has found.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2021

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Police watchdog accused of skewing report to back protests clampdown – The Guardian

‘The official policing inspectorate showed repeated bias in favour of the police and against peaceful protesters as it compiled a report which backed a government clampdown, a whistleblower has alleged. The complainant says a report on protest released in March this year was skewed in favour of the government view, with conclusions reached before evidence was gathered and assessed.’

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The Guardian, 31st March 2021

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