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‘Gap in legislation’: Stronger law needed to launch wage-fixing probe into grocers’ behaviour

Article content continued Those offences —known as hardcore cartel conduct — are considered “per se”illegal,which means agreements that are“so clearly offensive,” prosecutors don’t need to prove it had a harmful impact,said William Wu, a lawyer at McMillan LLP in Toronto who defends against criminal cartel cases.  Pecman suggested legislators could change the act to make […]

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Brexit Briefing: Pressure mounts on Boris Johnson – but he still has the parliamentary numbers so this law will march on

The Brexit focus moves to London this week as MPs debate Boris Johnson’s move to change Northern Ireland’s special trade status.  LONDON: The focus is back on the London parliament in Westminster – scene of all that political drama in spring 2019. Boris Johnson’s controversial Internal Market Bill, which breaks the international treaty with the […]

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Chinese parliament to vote on Hong Kong security law as US condemnation builds | World news

China’s legislature was set to approve plans to force a controversial national security law on Hong Kong, as the US prepared to retaliate against Beijing for stripping the territory of its promised freedoms. On Thursday, China’s National People’s Congress was preparing to vote on a draft decision that would pave the way for anti-sedition laws […]

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Hong Kong braces for protests on heels of proposed security law | News

Hong Kong has braced on Sunday for its first protests since Beijing’s controversial plan to directly impose national security laws on the city, in what could provide a litmus test of public opposition to China’s tightening grip over the financial hub. Beijing on Thursday proposed tough security legislation for Hong Kong, a move that sent […]

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Open letter to the president of the European Commission regarding #Poland ‘Muzzle Law’

Dear President von der Leyen,  As experts specialising in the rule of law, we wrote to you on 11 December to urge you to apply for interim measures to put an end to the persecution of Polish judges and prosecutors both by Polish authorities and by the two (unlawful) bodies they de facto control, the so-called Disciplinary Chamber and the new […]

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Modi Defends Indian Citizenship Law Amid Violent Protests

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India used a political rally on Sunday to defend a citizenship law that has inspired mass demonstrations, accusing opposition politicians of “spreading lies” and protesters of trying to destroy the country through vandalism and bloodshed. During an often combative speech to thousands of supporters in New Delhi, […]

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Sudan has repealed its repressive ‘Public Order Law’ that had let police flog women for wearing pants

On Thursday night, the transitional government took a significant step in addressing Sudan’s troubled past by repealing a public order law that had granted police far-reaching powers to arrest people for a litany of infractions, including women who were found dancing, wearing trousers, vending on the streets or mixing with men who weren’t their relatives. […]

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Sudan overturns moral policing law, disbands ex-ruling party

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s transitional government has abolished a law criminalizing immoral conduct and indecent clothing that rights groups criticize as targeting women and say is a holdover from the three-decade rule of toppled autocrat Omar al-Bashir. Sudan’s sovereign council and cabinet announced early Friday that they would overturn the notorious Public Order Act, and […]

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