6th February - Law News

2234th 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 Focus Story: Why is Israel kicking out thousands of African refugees? They endured a dangerous and desperate journey to escape war, persecution and hunger in their countries. The refugees, mainly from Eritrea and Sudan, travelled through Egypt seeking a better life in Israel. But the government calls them infiltrators and says they threaten what it calls Israel's "Jewish character". It has begun issuing deportation orders, and warning the refugees they either accept money and a plane ticket home, or risk being jailed. But is this action legal?

Focus of the Day Story: Private probation firms fail to cut rates of reoffending. Only two of 21 regional companies have r.educed reoffending among low to medium-risk offenders. Full story - Guardian Law

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