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International: China attacks tobacco advertising
The Chinese government has passed new legislation restricting tobacco advertising in public places. On 24 April 2015, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress put in place new advertisement laws that are intended to reduce the number of those...
Criminal law: Richard Mawrey QC attempting election law reform
The judge who removed Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman from office, Richard Mawrey QC, is involved in an ongoing campaign to change the law in order to reduce election fraud and improve election practices. Richard Mawrey QC, a legal expert...
International: New French surveillance law receives parliamentary approval
New surveillance rules designed to assist the French intelligence authorities in preventing terrorist attacks have been approved by the French parliament, the Telegraph reports. A new surveillance law aimed at increasing the intelligence-gathering capacity of the French authorities has received...
Criminal law: Teenagers being labelled sex offenders for 'sexting'
A civil liberties group has warned that teenagers are being branded sex offenders for sending sexually explicit text messages to each other, The Guardian reports. Campaigners are concerned about a growing trend of teenagers being labelled sex offenders for sending...
Criminal law: Deutsche Bank pleads guilty to LIBOR fraud
On 23 April 2015 Deutsche Bank Group Services (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG, pleaded guilty to manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). Deutsche Bank is now looking at paying a $2.5bn fine. The German...
International: Wisconsin city law outlaws discrimination against atheists
A Wisconsin city statute has banned discrimination against atheists, The Guardian reports. In landmark legislation enacted last month, the city of Madison, Wisconsin, outlawed discrimination against atheists. In what is understood to be the first-ever statute of its kind in...
Legal aid: Labour promises domestic violence victims easier access to legal aid
The Shadow Secretary of State for Justice has announced the Labour Party's pledge to grant domestic violence victims easier access to legal aid, The Guardian reports. The Labour Party has pledged to remove obstacles to accessing legal aid in private...
Criminal law: Crown Prosecution Service decides website supporting rapist footballer is not illegal
The Crown Prosecution Service has decided that there is insufficient evidence to prosecute anyone over images published on a website supporting convicted rapist footballer, Ched Evans, the BBC reports. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has decided not to take any...
Employment law: European Court denies ex-Woolworths workers redundancy compensation
The European Court of Justice has ruled that Woolworths stores with less than 20 employees do not qualify for redundancy compensation, the BBC reports. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has agreed with the government, ruling that Woolworths stores with...
Environmental law: Supreme Court orders government to take immediate action to cut air pollution
The Supreme Court has ordered the government to draft new plans to lower pollution levels within three months, Channel 4 news reports. The Supreme Court has ruled that the incoming government must take decisive action to improve air quality and...
Consumer law: MEPs call for calorie content labels for alcohol
The European Parliament has voted in favour of manufacturers adding calorie labels to all alcoholic beverages, Reuters reports. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have backed calls for manufacturers to use nutritional labelling to inform consumers about the calorific content...
Criminal law: Police failings in connection with Rotherham sexual abuse listed
The National Crime Agency has released a list of police failings relating to the investigations into the sexual abuse of 1,400 children between 1997 and 2013. The list is the outcome of the National Crime Agency's (NCA) inquiry into the...
European Law: Leaders agree most migrants will be sent back
A draft document seen by the Guardian newspaper has indicated on 5,000 migrants will be resettled in Europe, with the rest being returned to the countries they had left. The document, drafted as part of the emergency summit on migrants,...
Criminal law: Labour peer's alleged child sex abuse victims seek formal review of decision not to prosecute
Lawyers representing alleged child sex abuse victims of ex-Labour MP, Lord Janner, have stated their intention to seek a formal review of the decision not to prosecute him, The Guardian reports. A group of alleged victims of the former Labour...
Tax law: Conservatives pledge new law preventing income tax, VAT or NI increases for five years
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has pledged to introduce a legislation-backed 'tax lock' on income tax, VAT and National Insurance within the first 100 days of a Conservative administration, The Guardian reports. The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced his...
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