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United Nations
International abuse Torture

Urgent Action to Eradicate Torture is Needed

On the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Suzanne Akkawi and Aya Alshekhili from the international department discuss allegations of state complicity in torture and the impact of torture on victims. This blog contains details which some readers might find distressing. 

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Scout Association
Human rights abuse

Abuse in the Scout Association

It is time for the Scout Association to finally and fully address all of the abuse that has taken place under its care says abuse claims lawyer Dino Nocivelli in his latest blog

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abuse human rights child abuse

Child sexual exploitation survivors need action now, not more reports

Alison Millar, head of the abuse team, discusses the various reports on the handling of child sexual exploitation by the police, and the need to ensure a better criminal justice response, rather than more reports that go over old ground and provide little in the way of accountability.

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Regulatory and disciplinary regulated professionals

Disclosing information to your employer

In this guide employment solicitor Nick Webster and regulatory solicitor Emma Walker discuss issues that can arise regarding disclosing information to your employer or potential employer.

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Gymnast On Balance Beam
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The Whyte Review Final Report – abuse in British Gymnastics

On 16 June, the long-awaited Final Report of the Review by Anne Whyte QC into safeguarding failures in British Gymnastics was published.

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Small Boy Head Hidden
abuse child abuse boarding schools human rights

Sexual abuse in boarding schools – change is urgently needed

Dino Nocivelli calls for boarding schools to lose their charitable status.  

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Child Labour
Modern Slavery Human rights Modern Slavery Act

Eliminating child labour: how changes to the Modern Slavery Act can help

On World Day Against Child Labour, Oliver Holland and Anna Barr discuss recent developments in human rights due diligence legislation that may assist in combatting child labour.

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High Court
Human rights abuse

Kevin Farquharson v Bar Standards Board ruling is disappointing

Leigh Day abuse team head, Alison Millar discusses the recent decision in the case of Kevin Farquharson v Bar Standards Board

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Uyghur Village
International Forced labour Uyghur

Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region: activists, campaigners and lawyers call for urgent action in the European Parliament

Oliver Holland and Claire Powell from the International Department report on the work of the Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour and their attendance at the recent public panel event at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Abuse in gymnastics and the imminent Whyte report

The review by Anne Whyte QC of allegations of mistreatment within British Gymnastics could be finally published this month and I now want to consider the issue of abuse within gymnastics and what broke the silence within the sport.

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product safety consumer law

Lawyers look forward to the implementation of redress schemes recommended by Baroness Cumberlege

Leigh Day partner Boz Michalowska Howells discusses latest developments in the campaign to have the government take up Baroness Cumberlege’s recommendations following her First Do No Harm report in 2020.

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Child abuse by foster carers

The abuse of children by foster carers who are supposed to care and look after them (and are paid to do so) is one of the most despicable acts that a human can commit on another human.