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Asylum bill will create stricter family reunification regime

Measures contained in the International Protection Bill will create a stricter family reunification regime than the one currently in place, immigrant support organisation Nasc has said.

Published 15 December 2015

UK: Indian ‘overstayer’ who married British woman wins human rights appeal over refused application for leave to remain

An Indian student who married a British woman has successfully challenged a decision to refuse his application for leave to remain in the UK as a spouse and to certify his human rights claim as “clearly unfounded”.

Published 15 December 2015

Jon Snow pays tribute to NIHRC work

Channel 4 News presenter and journalist Jon Snow yesterday paid tribute to the work of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) as it launched its 2015 report.

Published 15 December 2015

Thirteen actions in Berkeley collapse case to be consolidated

Six wrongful death lawsuits and seven personal injury lawsuits related to the Berkeley balcony collapse are set to be consolidated and heard by one judge.

Published 15 December 2015

Worthingtons Solicitors to support Extern Christmas appeal

Belfast-based law firm Worthingtons Solicitors has decided to donate its annual Christmas card costs to support social justice charity Extern.

Published 15 December 2015

Committal for contempt of court due to non-payment of child maintenance found unlawful

The High Court has found that the detention of a father for contempt of court, arising due to non-payment of child maintenance, is unlawful.

Published 14 December 2015

Judge Miriam Walsh briefly hospitalised after alleged assault in court

Judge Miriam Walsh of the District Court was briefly hospitalised on Friday after a man allegedly assaulted her during court proceedings.

Published 14 December 2015

Frances Fitzgerald welcomes criminal justice system report

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has welcomed a "very encouraging" report from the Working Group on Efficiency Measures in the Criminal Justice System.

Published 14 December 2015

Jon Snow launches NIHRC annual report in Stormont

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has expressed its disappointment at the failure of NI political parties to reach agreement on legacy issues, and urged consideration of "economic and social rights" in mitigating the outcome of welfare reform.

Published 14 December 2015

Fewer than 60 per cent of NI Youth Justice Review recommendations implemented

A new report from Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJINI) has found that fewer than 60 per cent of the recommendations of the 2011 Youth Justice Review have been implemented.

Published 14 December 2015

Senior prosecutors to help PSNI prepare rape cases for prosecution

Ten prosecutors based in Belfast are set to form a new crime unit aimed at improving the quality of evidence in rape cases before they go before the courts, The Irish News reports.

Published 14 December 2015

Surrogacy and assisted reproduction law won't pass before Irish election

Legislation governing surrogacy and assisted reproduction will not be presented to the Oireachtas before the next Irish general election, the Irish Independent reports.

Published 14 December 2015

Government to propose amendments to automatic maternal death inquest bill

A private member's bill that would provide for an automatic inquest into every maternal death in Ireland will not be opposed by the Government.

Published 14 December 2015

Pastor McConnell trial for alleged Communications Act offences begins

The trial of Pastor James McConnell over alleged offences under the Communications Act 2003 has begun in Belfast Magistrates Court.

Published 14 December 2015

District Court judge says dishonest drivers evading justice through false registration

A long-standing judge of the District Court has said dishonest drivers who commit road traffic offences are evading justice because vehicle registration information is not properly verified, The Irish Times reports.

Published 14 December 2015