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Women blocked from abortion care a year on from law change

The failings of Northern Ireland’s Department of Health are causing abortion provision to breakdown and are putting women in a vulnerable and dangerous position, Amnesty International and Informing Choices NI (ICNI) have said on the anniversary of abortion becoming decriminalised in Northern Ireland.

Published 22 October 2020

IHREC becomes Ireland’s National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has been designated as Ireland’s independent national rapporteur on human trafficking, for the purposes of EU anti-human trafficking legislation.

Published 22 October 2020

Clare Bailey lays 'oven-ready' Climate Change Bill

Green Party NI leader Clare Bailey MLA has laid a new Climate Change Bill, submitted to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Published 22 October 2020

Restrictions on asylum seekers' access to work to be eased

Restrictions on asylum seekers' access to the labour market in Ireland are set to be eased under new legislation, Justice Minister Helen McEntee has announced.

Published 22 October 2020

Internal Market Bill introduced to force negotiations, Dáil committee hears

The UK government's controversial Internal Market Bill has been introduced to force negotiations, a Dáil committee has heard.

Published 22 October 2020

Claire Edgar: High Court in Belfast rules on Hague Convention case

Claire Edgar of Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors examines a recent case concerning the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Published 22 October 2020

Plans for new 'care and justice campus' for young people out for consultation

Plans for a new joint "care and justice campus" for children and young people, incorporating the existing Lakewood Regional Secure Care Centre and Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre, have gone out for consultation.

Published 22 October 2020

Hibernian Law Journal – call for submissions for Volume 20

The Hibernian Law Journal is now accepting submissions to be considered for publication in Volume 20.

Published 22 October 2020

UAE threatens to repatriate 18 former Guantánamo detainees to Yemen

Human rights group Reprieve has condemned the United Arab Emirates' threat to forcibly repatriate 18 Yemeni former Guantánamo detainees - which has been confirmed by multiple sources who spoke to the Associated Press.

Published 22 October 2020

And finally… special branch

A reader spotted this sign in St Andrews in Scotland and wonders if the tree surgeons are former police officers.

Published 22 October 2020

LEAP software keeps law firms working remotely

Ben Aslet, LEAP UK Marketing Manager, explains how law firms using LEAP’s cloud-based practice management solution are successfully adapting to remote working and how it’s as near as can be business as normal for law firms using LEAP. He said LEAP have talked to several law firms using the software to find out how they are managing with life away from the office.

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