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One of the oldest beauty pageants in the world is being sued over allegations that it is breaking employment laws by judging applicants on their looks. Feminist organisation Osez le Féminisme has launched the lawsuit against the producers of the 101-year-old Miss France pageant, Insider repor

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Demand for civil legal aid fell sharply last year as public health restrictions were put in place, new figures from the Legal Aid Board reveal. The number of applicants seeking civil legal aid services from the Board's law centres totalled 14,383 in 2020, down by nearly a fifth on the previous year,

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The backlog of cases in the criminal courts in England and Wales is likely to be a pervasive issue for several years, severely affecting all court users, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO). The pandemic significantly affected the work of the criminal justice system, requiring e

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A new independent gambling regulator will become operational in 2023 under plans approved by ministers this week. The general scheme of the Gambling Regulation Bill, published yesterday, will create a new Gambling Regulatory Authority of Ireland covering both online and in-person gambling, with powe

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Drunken villagers in India are being locked in cages and taunted by schoolchildren in order to deter them from alcoholism. The punishment, first devised in Motipura in the state of Gujarat, sees drunkards placed in a rusty cage until they pay a fine.

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British tourists who are injured abroad will be permitted to sue through the UK courts, after a woman succeeded in her Supreme Court case against a hotel chain to establish jurisdiction. Lady Brownlie took legal action after her husband Sir Ian Brownlie QC, 77, died along with his daughter, Rebecca,

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Bulgaria violated the Article 10 freedom of expression right of a judge who was critical of the government, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. The case concerned two sets of disciplinary proceedings against the applicant, Miroslava Todorova, who had been a judge and the president

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Businessman Denis O’Brien is being sued by two solicitors who allege they were defamed in a press statement responding to a report on media ownership in Ireland, The Irish Times reports. The statement was published on September 26th, 2016, on behalf of Mr O’Brien by his spokesman James M

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