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Covid-status certificates may cause unlawful discrimination, warns EHRC

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Covid-status certificates being considered by ministers to help open up society could amount to unlawful indirect discrimination, the government’s independent equalities watchdog has advised. As ministers decide wheth...

Australia’s ban on travellers returning from India due to Covid crisis may be unlawful

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The travel ban preventing Australians in India from returning home could be subject to legal challenges, with lawyers and academics believing the extraordinary measure may breach the law. Scott Morrison’s government h...

Pete Evans fined $80,000 by health department for alleged unlawful spruiking of devices and medicines

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The celebrity chef turned conspiracy theorist Pete Evans has again been fined for promoting an array of devices and drugs as miracle cures for ailments including the coronavirus. The former Seven Network star was on T...

Iran accused of using unlawful force in water protest crackdown

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Iran is using unlawful and excessive force in a crackdown against protests over water shortages in its oil-rich but arid southwestern Khuzestan province, according to international rights groups. Amnesty International...

Arrested Biafra separatist’s family accuse Raab of ‘unlawful failure’

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The family of a British national said to have been arrested in Kenya and taken to Nigeria in an act of extraordinary rendition has accused the UK government of abandoning him to illegal detention and risk of torture. ...

Kurdish refugee sues Australian government for alleged unlawful imprisonment in Melbourne hotels

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A refugee detained for more than a year in two Melbourne hotels is suing the federal government for damages, arguing its use of hotels for immigration detention is illegal. Mostafa “Moz” Azimitabar is suing the Austra...

High court victory for Stonehenge campaigners as tunnel is ruled unlawful

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Campaigners including archaeologists, environmental groups and druids have won a high court battle to prevent a controversial road project that includes a tunnel near Stonehenge. The £1.7bn scheme to overhaul eight mi...

Colombians mourn after deadly protests as Amnesty cites ‘unlawful repression’

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Nicolás Guerrero, a 26-year-old artist from the Colombian city of Cali, took to the streets on 2 May to protest against the lack of opportunities he saw in his country. He had started a family in Spain that he had hop...

Teenager’s stabbing was not unlawful killing, coroner rules

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A coroner has ruled she could not be sure of the exact circumstances in which a teenager died after being knifed in the heart by his friend but ruled out unlawful killing. Former private schoolboy Joshua Molnar stabbe...