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A round-up of human rights stories from around the world. ‘It’s not human’: What a French doctor saw in Gaza as Israel invaded Rafah

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The German government has rejected calls for a price cap on doner kebabs amid uncontrolled "dönerflation". Once available for just €3, the average price of a doner kebab has more than doubled in the past two years, Euronews reports.

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The UK government has announced the expansion of its controversial Rwanda scheme to include failed asylum seekers. Those with no right to be in the UK, who have had an earlier protection or human rights claim refused or withdrawn and are unable to appeal their decision, can now expect to be removed

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is to produce a report on the extent of its surveillance of legal professionals and journalists by June. Belfast lawyer Niall Murphy, partner at KRW LAW LLP, has accused the force of acting like "East German secret police in the early 1980s" following re

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So-called 'sex-for-rent' arrangements should be banned through legislation, the National Women's Council (NWC) has said. A new report published today recommends that landlords engaging in sex-for-rent exploitation should be criminalised, including where they propose such an arrangement and it is ref

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A single permit to both work and live in Ireland will be introduced over the next three years, the government has announced. An inter-departmental working group established in December 2022 has concluded that it is feasible to begin implementation of the single permit and to ultimately opt-in to the

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Maynooth University School of Law and Criminology has announced the appointment of Dr Jiangyuan Fu as a lecturer and assistant professor in law. Dr Fu, who will join the university in July, is currently a faculty member and the assistant dean for international collaboration at Huazhong University of

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Jude Pierse, a second-year student of law and political science at Trinity College Dublin, has been named as winner of the 2023 Matheson Cara Scholarship. The annual scholarship is named in honour of late Matheson partner Cara O'Hagan and delivered as part of Matheson's impactful business programme.

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Child sexual abuse victims will be able to more easily bring historic claims through the civil courts in England and Wales under new UK government plans. At present, child sexual abuse claims must be brought within three years of the claimant turning 18 unless the court grants an extension, which re

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Tacos and burritos are a type of sandwich, a judge has ruled. In a ruling which has raised eyebrows among sandwich connoisseurs, a judge in Fort Wayne, Indiana said plans to open a taco restaurant did not breach a commitment to only serve "'made-to-order' or 'subway-style' sandwiches".

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New e-scooter and e-bike regulations will come into force next Monday. Following the commencement of new regulations under the Road Traffic and Roads Act 2023, the use of e-scooters will be restricted to over-16s.

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Belfast-based McKees says it has become the first law firm in Northern Ireland to integrate generative AI technology tailored specifically for lawyers. The independent commercial law firm has partnered with Cicero AI, a legal technology startup that has developed a secure platform that focuses on in

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