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The Modern Slavery Act 2015: what is it and how will it impact businesses?

United Kingdom - September 28 2015 The Modern Slavery Act 2015 ("MSA 2015") is the first legislative framework to specifically address slavery and trafficking in the 21st Century…

ICC Crime of Aggression comes into force

Global - July 31 2018 This month marked 20 years since the Rome Statue created the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) - the Court responsible for prosecuting…

Arrests of care home workers following COVID-19 outbreaks: a review of criminal liability

United Kingdom - April 1 2021 In late February 2021 a news article reported that a care home worker had been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter after a patient…

Jonathan Grimes.

Justice and Security - A series on the EU, the UK, and the outlook post-Brexit: blog #2

European Union, United Kingdom - March 15 2017 Yesterday's blog set out the background to UK involvement in EU cooperation in the field of criminal justice. In this, the second of our three-part…

Rebecca Niblock.

Returning to work and COVID-19: Could employers face health and safety prosecutions for infections in the workplace?

United Kingdom - June 5 2020 As we move through the phased easing of lockdown, employers and employees will be anxious to ensure that the return to the workplace does not…

Jonathan Grimes.