2nd January - Law News

2201st 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 Focus Video Story: Ten people have been killed overnight in anti-government protests sweeping Iran, according to state TV. "In the events of last night, unfortunately a total of about 10 people were killed in several cities," it said. At least 12 people have now died since protests began on Thursday. The unrest continued despite a call for calm from President Hassan Rouhani. In his first intervention, President Rouhani warned on Sunday that violence would not be tolerated.

Focus of the Day Story: ‘Prison works’ is an outdated concept that benefits no one. The best community penalties reduce reoffending rates via repentance and payback. Full story: Guardian Law

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