4th January - Law News

Edition 4026: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.

Season's Greetings to all readers!
Today's Highlighted Video Story: The mounting pressures on the NHS have become an "unprecedented challenge", Downing Street has admitted - pinning much of the blame on the pandemic. But health experts say the Covid crisis simply made a bad situation worse - from staff shortages to the surge in demand for ambulances and beds. They're urging the Government to take immediate action - warning the situation across the NHS has become unsustainable.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Human Rights Implications of the Digital Revolution in Health Care in India – Health and Human Rights Journal
  • Right to free speech of public functionaries: Supreme Court Constitution Bench to deliver verdict tomorrow | Bar & Bench #India
  • Demonetisation not bad in law merely because some citizens suffered through hardships: Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • The Weekly Round-up: PPE Medpro, the Gender Recognition Bill, and contempt advice concealed - UK Human Rights Blog
  • #France's version of the Oscars has announced it will ban anyone facing a potential prison sentence for sexual assault from its 2023 ceremony. The C├ęsar Awards - due to be held next month - said it was acting out of respect for any possible victims
  • #Senegal MPs jailed for kicking pregnant colleague Amy Ndiaye 
  • Unions expected to take legal action against Rishi Sunak’s anti-strike laws - Proposed law requiring 20% of rail service during strikes could extend across public sector including NHS
  • Police have charged a 19-year-old with two counts of attempted murder over an attack on three police officers near Times Square on New Year's Eve. Trevor Bickford - who was also charged with two counts of attempted assault - travelled to NYC #US
  • Palestinians have condemned a visit to a contested holy site in Jerusalem by the new #Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, who has called for a harder line towards the Palestinians
  • #Chagos Islanders demand say as UK-Mauritius sovereignty talks begin 
  • ‘Intolerable’ NHS crisis to continue until April, health leaders warn - Ministers urged to recall parliament amid warnings patients are dying needlessly due to inaction
  • Footage from the Arma 3 video game has been used repeatedly in fake videos about conflicts around the world, with the trend going into overdrive with the #Russia-Ukraine conflict 
  • #Turkish drone detects illegal pushback of migrants by Greece 
  • Many dead as protesters clash with security forces in Somaliland 
  • Assisted dying seems humane, but can we protect the vulnerable from the malign?