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Coalition complains over 'state-centric' appointments to rights watchdog

A coalition of over 90 NGOs and trade unions has raised concerns that recent appointments to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) are too "state-centric".

Published 12 January 2021

Mason Hayes & Curran backs AI start-up accelerator

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP has announced its sponsorship of a new accelerator programme aimed at supporting AI start-ups.

Published 12 January 2021

New York State Bar Association debates whether to strike Rudy Giuliani off

The New York State Bar Association is debating whether to disbar Donald Trump's attorney, former mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani.

Published 12 January 2021

And finally... liquidated

A Stalin-themed kebab shop has been apparently liquidated by state officials less than a week after opening its doors.

Published 12 January 2021

High Court: Full costs awarded to partially successful applicants in judicial review proceedings

The High Court has granted an order for full costs despite the applicants only being partially successful in their judicial review proceedings. The court considered the case to be one of “general public importance”, raising significant issues regarding journalistic privilege and freedom of expression.

Published 11 January 2021

Proposals for 'most significant electoral reform in decades' published

Legislative proposals to reform the electoral process, including by establishing an Electoral Commission for Ireland, regulating online advertising and amending the law to reflect Covid-19 restrictions, have been published.

Published 11 January 2021

Proposals to expand spent convictions regime out for consultation

Proposals to significantly expand the spent convictions regime in Northern Ireland for the first time since its introduction more than four decades ago have gone out for consultation.

Published 11 January 2021

Leak from mother and baby homes inquiry 'has undermined confidence'

A leak from the Mother and Baby Homes Commission has undermined the confidence of victims and survivors in its work, lawyers have said.

Published 11 January 2021

Professor Nial Osborough obituary

The Irish Times has published a full obituary of Professor Nial Osborough, naming him as Ireland's greatest legal historian.

Published 11 January 2021

First case of Covid-19 in female prisoner population confirmed

A female prisoner in Northern Ireland has tested positive for Covid-19 for the first time, the Northern Ireland Prison Service has said.

Published 11 January 2021

English High Court rules GCHQ general warrants require sufficient specificity

A privacy rights group has succeeded in having part of a tribunal decision on the use of wide-ranging warrants by UK intelligence services quashed in its application for judicial review in an English court.

Published 11 January 2021

Dieter Reinisch: When Armagh County Court ruled internment unlawful

Historian Dr Dieter Reinisch looks back at some of the earliest legal challenges to internment, in light of last year's high-profile UK Supreme Court ruling in R v Adams.

Published 11 January 2021

England: Family judges urged to challenge lawyers emailing outside acceptable hours

Judges should challenge family lawyers who send emails outside acceptable hours, the president of the family courts in England and Wales has said.

Published 11 January 2021

South Korean court orders Japan to compensate wartime sex slaves

A court in South Korea has ordered Japan to compensate a group of wartime sex slaves.

Published 11 January 2021

England: Prisons should trial free cannabis

Prisons should offer free cannabis to drug-dependent prisoners to determine whether it could stem overdose deaths and reduce violence, a police and crime commissioner has said.

Published 11 January 2021