Sexual misconduct cases at record high in legal profession in England
The number of reports of sexual misconduct in the legal profession in England have more than doubled in the last five years and have reached a record high, according to newly released figures pertaining to reports of sexual misconduct to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules in landmark decision
Refugees fleeing the effects of the climate crisis cannot be forced to return home by their adoptive countries, a United Nations panel has ruled, in a landmark decision that could open the door to a flood of legal claims by displaced people around the world.
While the judgment is not binding, it does emphasise that countries have a legal responsibility to protect people whose lives are threatened by the climate crisis.
In first, Japan court uses remote link to sentence Philippine nationals amid decline in number of interpreters
A video link system between two different courts was used for interpretation for the first time in Japan to hand down rulings to foreign defendants, in an effort to compensate as the number of court interpreters shrinks. The Yamagata District Court gave suspended sentences to two women from the Philippines for violating Japan’s immigration law.