4th July - Law News

2017th 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: Chris Patten, Hong Kong’s last governor, handed the former colony back to China on 1 July 1997 to be ruled with a degree of autonomy under a system called “one country, two systems”. 20 years on, China controls the legislature with iron grip.

Focus of the day story: The independent report into deaths in custody must be delayed no longer
Dr Omar Khan of the Runnymede Trust, Martha Spurrier of Liberty, Kate Paradine of Women in Prison and others question the continued and unexplained delays in publishing a report due a year ago. Full story - Guardian Law

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