20th June - Law News

2731st 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: As many as 2 million protesters have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against a proposed bill that would allow extradition to mainland China. Opponents say the bill could be used to stifle political opposition and allow dissidents to be brought to China, where they’d be subject to unfair trials and possibly even torture. But this protest movement is about more than just a bill – it’s about Hong Kong’s future as a semi-autonomous territory. Caught between its British past and its Chinese future, Hong Kongers seem determined to retain their democratic institutions and cultural identity.

Focus of the Day Article:
Campaigners for shared parental rights have called for a presumption in law that children will spend roughly equal time with their parents following a separation or divorce, after a YouGov survey suggested the majority of the public agrees. Around 2,000 were asked in the survey, commissioned by FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru, to what extent they agreed with the proposal, excluding cases where there is a proven risk to the child. Eight in 10 agreed..

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