27th May - Law News

1614th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based Law, Justice, Legislation & Rights related daily news & legal articles archive brought to you by TheLawMap

FOCUS OF THE DAY:  Lack of information on legal rights and available services is harming access to justice. Two in three domestic abuse victims are unaware of their legal aid eligibility - increasing their risk of harm. A legal needs survey of 8,912 people in England and Wales by Ipsos MORI found that 20 per cent of domestic violence sufferers thought they could not access legal aid, while 47 per cent did not know. Full story - Solicitors Journal

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Today's video story: The American legal system is rapidly transforming itself with the expressed purpose of replacing much of international law. Be it within the realm of trade and banking, criminal prosecutions and even sports. The Americanization of law supplants the United Nations and the sovereignty of every state on the planet.