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International Criminal Court opens investigation into crimes against humanity in Myanmar

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has opened an investigation into the alleged ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Published 15 November 2019

Man accused of rape of sister and fiancée to face trial after Crown wins ‘mutual corroboration’ appeal

A man accused of rape and other historical child sexual offences against his sister as well as allegedly raping his former fiancée will face trial on the charges after prosecutors successfully challenged a judge’s decision to uphold a “no case to answer” submission.

Published 15 November 2019

Leonie Burke joins Aberdein Considine in Edinburgh

Leonie Burke has joined Aberdein Considine as a partner in Edinburgh.

Published 15 November 2019

Shoosmiths appoints Thomas Morrison to financial services team in London

Shoosmiths has appointed Thomas Morrison within its financial services team.

Published 15 November 2019

David Bell: Accounting issues in unfair prejudice claims

David Bell considers unfair prejudice claims in business disputes and how the role of the forensic accountant can play a part in resolving these.

Published 15 November 2019

Deals roundup

Published 15 November 2019

England: Number of offenders in criminal justice system hits 50-year low

The number of offenders passing through the criminal justice system has fallen to its lowest level in 50 years, according to official figures.

Published 15 November 2019

Scottish students to explore 'green criminology'

A university is expanding its criminology programme to explore perceptions surrounding the actions of climate change activist groups like Extinction Rebellion.

Published 15 November 2019

Our Legal Heritage: Faculty’s Royal Mile buildings

As you would expect of properties in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the Faculty of Advocates’ Lord Reid Building and Mackenzie Building are steeped in history.

Published 15 November 2019

And finally... collared

Prison authorities have captured an inmate's cat which was being used to smuggle drugs into the jail.

Published 15 November 2019

Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Published 15 November 2019

Asylum seeker whose application was refused loses appeal against housing provider’s ‘unlawful’ lock-changing policy

A failed asylum seeker who claimed that it was “unlawful” for her housing provider to evict her from temporary accommodation by changing the locks to the property without first obtaining a court order has had her appeal dismissed.

Published 14 November 2019

Man living with severely disabled partner wins Supreme Court case against paying 'bedroom tax'

A man living with his severely disabled partner in a two-bedroom council house should receive full housing benefit because applying the so-called "bedroom tax" breaches his human rights, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.

Published 14 November 2019

Judicial review could be sought if UK government fails to release Russia report

A judicial review case is to be brought against the UK government if it fails to release a report into potential Russian interference in British politics.

Published 14 November 2019