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A round-up of human rights stories from around the world. China 'ready for the fight' if Xinjiang motion is brought to UN rights body

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Westminster's Scottish Affairs Committee has today launched a new inquiry examining firearms licensing in Scotland, following the recent tragedy on the Isle of Skye. The responsibility for gun control rests with the Home Office, while policing is a devolved matter. As such, local police forces handl

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Holyrood's Criminal Justice Committee is seeking views as part of its pre-budget scrutiny. The publication of the Scottish government’s Resource Spending Review Framework in May set out possible spending of £11.6 billion on the justice sector over the next four financial years.

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Ireland has filed an intervention at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as a third party in the case taken by Ukraine against the Russian Federation under the Genocide Convention. Ukraine instituted proceedings against the Russian Federation in February. In its application to the court, Ukrain

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A popular online shooter is set to be banned by the Taliban for "promoting violence". PUBG: Battlegrounds, one of the most successful video games of all time with a player base of tens of millions of people worldwide, has previously been accused by the Taliban of "[causing] the young generation to g

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The Law Society of Scotland is stepping up its efforts to lead and support the legal sector in tackling the climate crisis by launching a new Sustainability Committee. The Sustainability Committee will continue and expand on the work of the Law Society’s COP26 and Climate Change Working Group

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The number of solicitors on the roll has hit a record high, according to the Law Society's latest figures. Its annual statistics report shows that there were 209,215 solicitors on the roll as at 31 July 2021, up nearly 7,000 on the previous year.

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