In its latest Insights Briefing, “Streamlining planning and permitting to accelerate wind and solar deployment”, the ETC highlights how governments, civil society and wind and solar developers can take action to reduce unnecessary delays caused by common planning and permitting barriers in renewables deployment whilst maintaining strong environmental, bio-diversity and social safeguards. Continue reading*———
Category Archives: Legal
Various Claimants vs. Associated Newspapers Limited
London, 6 October 2022 /Press release/ — Today a group of people have launched a legal action against Associated Newspapers, publishers of The Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday and the Mail Online.
The group behind this legal offensive are: Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon OBE; Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex; Sir Elton John and David Furnish; Elizabeth Hurley; and Sadie Frost.
AXS LAW wins multimillion-dollar trademark infringement trial for the creator and owner of the BAOLI brand of restaurants and “My Boyfriend is Out of Town” theme party
On Friday, July 29, 2022, a federal jury in Miami returned a verdict of more than $8.5 million in favor of Peace United Ltd. and against 1906 Collins, LLC and Mathieu Massa, resulting in the return of the trademarks for the “Baoli” brand of restaurants and nightclubs and the “My Boyfriend Is Out of Town” theme party to their creator and rightful owner, Mr. Christophe Caucino. Continue read
OPINION: Meta and hate speech in India
Deborah Brown and Jayshree Bajoria are senior researchers at Human Rights Watch
Last week, Meta, formerly Facebook, released its first human rights report, which included some snippets from the pending Human Rights Impact Assessment on India. But this was not a preview of the full assessment. Rather, Meta told Human Rights Watch that it does not “have plans to publish anything further on the India HRIA,” an abdication of its commitment to transparency and due diligence.
Winston & Strawn Offers Travel Reimbursement for Out-of-State Abortion Services
Winston & Strawn LLP announced that the Firm will reimburse travel expenses for personnel who have to travel out-of-state to obtain an abortion.
The Firm initiated this policy following the recent Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. As a result of that decision, the right to an abortion is now determined under state law. Continue reading
Workers’ rights: how a landmark UN decision on safety and health will actually affect employees
Huw Thomas, University of Bristol
In what has been called the “biggest moment for workers’ rights in a quarter of a century”, the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a safe and healthy work environment as one of its five fundamental principles and rights at work for all at its June 2022 international conference. This is the first extension of workers’ human rights in almost 25 years and it means governments must now commit to respect and promote the right to a safe and healthy working environment.