10th August - Law News

1689th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Lawyers, Law, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation & Rights.

Today's video story: Indian activist Irom Sharmila has ended her 16-year-long hunger strike against a controversial security law, in order to compete in local elections. Her campaign, described as the world's longest hunger strike, had led to her being detained, and forced fed through a tube in her nose for over a decade. She was held under a law that makes attempting suicide a crime.

Focus of the Day article:  The MP leading a review of racial bias and representation in the criminal justice system says judicial diversity will be one of the key aspects of his final recommendations. David Lammy (pictured) told the Gazette that there is no problem with the supply line of black and minority ethnic (BAME) lawyers in the profession, so he wants to pin down why they do not progress to the bench. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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