29th June - Law News

2012th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's video story: At least 16 Americans have been arrested in North Korea since 1996. Each situation is unique, but there are common threads when it comes to how and when they take Americans into custody.

Focus of the day story:  Parliament should avoid ’dangerous ambiguity’ in the legal system by formally instructing courts to take account of European Court of Justice (CJEU) decisions when they are relevant post Brexit, a thinktank has warned in the run-up to the Repeal Bill.  In Brexit and the European Court of Justice the Institute for Government says that ministers have left fundamental questions unanswered on the status of CJEU decisions after the UK leaves the European Union. While the government has said pre-Brexit decisions of the European Court will be incorporated into UK law, it has not said how British judges should treat future rulings. This would expose judges to a 'fierce political battle', the institute maintains. Full story: The Law Society Gazette

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