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“Migration Is Not a Crime. Saving Lives Is Not a Crime.”
“Migration Is Not a Crime. Saving Lives Is Not a Crime.”
12/13/2018 2:09:34 PM
Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), delivered this speech today during a panel discussion at the Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Congress Passes Bill to Reform Its Sexual Harassment Procedures
Congress Passes Bill to Reform Its Sexual Harassment Procedures
12/13/2018 1:49:09 PM
For the first time in over 20 years, Congress passed a bill today to reform how it addresses harassment, retaliation, and other forms of workplace discrimination.
Siemens and Alstom submit remedy package to European Commission
Siemens and Alstom submit remedy package to European Commission
12/12/2018 1:51:08 PM
Alstom and Siemens have jointly agreed to submit a remedy package on December 12 to the European Commission in response to its Statement of Objection of October 29.
Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Program Management Business Triumphs in Industry Awards
Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Program Management Business Triumphs in Industry Awards
12/12/2018 1:12:48 PM
Wolters Kluwer ’s  Compliance Program Management (CPM)  business has recently earned two prestigious industry awards. Wolters Kluwer CPM has been named  International Operational Risk Platform of the Year 2018  by  Corporate Vision  magazine, a global award recognizing excellence and innovation in the field.
Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services & Contract Express Help the Automobile Association Meet GDPR Compliance Deadline, Win British Legal Supplier of the Year Award
Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services & Contract Express Help the Automobile Association Meet GDPR Compliance Deadline, Win British Legal Supplier of the Year Award
12/12/2018 12:59:32 PM
 Facing a critical deadline for complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Automobile Association (AA) looked to Thomson Reuters to rapidly meet its compliance requirements, and the successful project was recently recognised with a British Legal Award.
Council to Vote to Create Office of Diversity and Inclusion to Study Equal Employment in City Agencies
Council to Vote to Create Office of Diversity and Inclusion to Study Equal Employment in City Agencies
12/11/2018 4:59:25 PM
The New York City Council on Tuesday will vote to create an Office of Diversity and Inclusion within the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).
Qualcomm Granted Preliminary Injunctions Against Apple in China
Qualcomm Granted Preliminary Injunctions Against Apple in China
12/10/2018 10:45:54 AM
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China has granted the Company’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four Chinese subsidiaries of Apple Inc., ordering them to immediately cease infringing upon two Qualcomm patents through the unlicensed importation, sale and offers for sale in China of the iPhone …
Competition Appeal Tribunal rules comprehensively in favour of Ofcom’s EAN authorisation decision
Competition Appeal Tribunal rules comprehensively in favour of Ofcom’s EAN authorisation decision
12/10/2018 9:40:35 AM
The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) in London today handed down its judgment dealing with ViaSat’s challenge to Ofcom’s January 2018 authorisation of Inmarsat’s UK complementary ground component (CGC) forming part of Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network (EAN).
Legal Claim Alleges that City of San Diego Employees Were Exposed to Asbestos
Legal Claim Alleges that City of San Diego Employees Were Exposed to Asbestos
12/6/2018 4:07:57 PM
Recently,  The San Diego Union-Tribune  published a story about a legal claim that had been filed alleging that hundreds of city employees were exposed to asbestos.
Palestine: Social justice activist tortured and punished for going on hunger strike
Palestine: Social justice activist tortured and punished for going on hunger strike
12/5/2018 2:56:50 PM
The Palestinian authorities must urgently investigate  the torture and other ill-treatment of Suha Jbara,  an activist who has told Amnesty International that she was beaten, slammed against a wall and threatened with sexual violence by her interrogators, the organization said ahead of her court hearing tomorrow.  Amnesty International met with her in prison on 4 December …
HUD’s Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule and Testing for Smoke Contamination
HUD’s Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule and Testing for Smoke Contamination
12/4/2018 1:04:06 PM
On July 31st  of this year, thousands of Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) had to implement smoke-free policies. This was the result of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) final rule from back in 2016 that announced public housing developments in the U.S.
EU Trade Mark Court Maintains Sky’s Pan-EU Injunction – SKYWORTH branded televisions found to infringe Sky’s brand
EU Trade Mark Court Maintains Sky’s Pan-EU Injunction – SKYWORTH branded televisions found to infringe Sky’s brand
12/4/2018 2:32:36 AM
On 1 September 2017 the Commercial Court in Alicante, Spain, granted Sky a preliminary injunction prohibiting the offering, advertising and promotion of SKYWORTH branded televisions by the Defendant, SKW Skyworth Europe S.A., across the entire EU.
Update: Greenpeace activists denied bail, facing months in jail awaiting trial
Update: Greenpeace activists denied bail, facing months in jail awaiting trial
12/3/2018 3:43:52 AM
The decision by a Slovakian court today to keep Greenpeace activists in detention until a trial takes place is unacceptable, Greenpeace said. The 12 activists from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and Belgium protested peacefully against dirty coal by displaying banners on the mining tower of a Slovak lignite mining company, calling for an end to the era of …
Professionalized Anti-Poaching Operations Led to Arrest and Conviction of Four Elephant Poachers in Republic of Congo
Professionalized Anti-Poaching Operations Led to Arrest and Conviction of Four Elephant Poachers in Republic of Congo
11/30/2018 2:27:48 PM
Four poachers responsible for killing elephants in the periphery of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park were sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by the local district court on Thursday the 22nd of November.  Leonard Beckou, the gang leader, is a repeat wildlife crime offender, having been arrested twice before in 2015 and 2016.
Palm Oil Giant FELDA Sanctioned Over Forced Labor, Human Trafficking
Palm Oil Giant FELDA Sanctioned Over Forced Labor, Human Trafficking
11/30/2018 9:08:31 AM
Malaysian palm oil giant FGV Holdings Berhad, formerly FELDA Global Ventures (FELDA), has been sanctioned by the world’s largest palm oil certification scheme, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), after the RSPO confirmed forced labor, complicity in the trafficking of workers, dire living conditions, widespread illegality and over 25 breaches of the RSPO …
FDA Warns Company for Selling E-Liquids That Resemble Kid-Friendly Foods as Part of the Agency’s Ongoing Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan
FDA Warns Company for Selling E-Liquids That Resemble Kid-Friendly Foods as Part of the Agency’s Ongoing Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan
11/30/2018 4:44:14 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a warning letter to Electric Lotus LLC for selling nicotine-containing e-liquids used in e-cigarettes with labeling and/or advertising that cause them to resemble kid-friendly food products, such as cereal, candy and peanut butter and jelly.
MTV Joins Forces With Activist Eddie Ndopu For Voyage Into Space
MTV Joins Forces With Activist Eddie Ndopu For Voyage Into Space
11/30/2018 4:41:41 AM
For Photos Click HERE MTV revealed it will join forces with award-winning activist and humanitarian Eddie Ndopu to follow his monumental voyage as the first physically disabled person to travel into space.
Thomson Reuters Publishes New Book, ’Smarter Law: Transforming Busy Lawyers Into Business Leaders’
Thomson Reuters Publishes New Book, ’Smarter Law: Transforming Busy Lawyers Into Business Leaders’
11/29/2018 6:26:15 AM
Thomson Reuters announces publication of “Smarter Law: Transforming Busy Lawyers Into Business Leaders”, the definitive tome on legal performance improvement, written by the former general counsel and leader of Legal Services at EY Global, Trevor Faure.
ITF, ETF and ver.di Stand in Solidarity With the Dockers From the Port of Setubal
ITF, ETF and ver.di Stand in Solidarity With the Dockers From the Port of Setubal
11/28/2018 4:44:15 PM
For the last twenty years, the majority of dockers working at the terminal have not benefited from a permanent employment contract. They are hired for a single shift and do not benefit from basic rights such as protection in cases of sickness or injury, even if caused by an accident at work.
Woodworking Company Faces Fines for Exposing Employees to Explosion Hazards and Other Safety Concerns
Woodworking Company Faces Fines for Exposing Employees to Explosion Hazards and Other Safety Concerns
11/28/2018 9:21:39 AM
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that a woodworking company in Alabama is facing over $85,000 in proposed penalties.