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Hungary slams hefty fine on bookstore chain over LGBTQ2S+ graphic novel, says it violated law

BUDAPSEST, Hungary – A government office in Hungary on Thursday levied a hefty fine against a national bookseller over a LGBTQ2S+ graphic novel, saying it violated a contentious law that prohibits the depiction of homosexuality to minors. The bookseller, Lira Konyv, is Hungary’s second-largest bookstore chain. It was fined 12 million forints (US$35,930) for placing […]

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Victims claim gender discrimination in the application of sex crime laws

WARNING: This article contains details of abuse Leslie McMillan still remembers the night she dragged her intoxicated friend, Ali, out of their high school music teacher’s hotel room. “She’s lying on his bed, on her back, totally passed out, pants undone,” recalled McMillan. “I knew in my gut what had happened.” It was May 1987

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Can your Will be Challenged after you die? Contesting a Will and Family Provision Applications Explained

A common question that is asked is whether estranged family members or step-children may be able to challenge their entitlements under a will. Although challenging the will usually comes after death, it is important for anyone making a will to understand: who is entitled to challenge a will; and whether the challenger may be successful

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UFLPA Enforcement Remains Work in Progress

US Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”) remains a work in progress, as importers work to mitigate shipment detentions and respond to UFLPA reviews and enforcement actions. Emerging best practices may guide stakeholders as they navigate these uncertainties. Develop a Due Diligence System Due diligence systems allow

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Top law firms invest in content marketing “which does not work”

Emails: Only some firms send regular updates A “significant proportion” of large law firms are investing in content or ‘inbound’ marketing schemes that “simply don’t work as they should” and could even damage their reputation, a report has been found. Researchers said a “staggering” 19% of the top 100 law firms let people sign up

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DHS Released a Notice on the Addition of Entities to the UFLPA Entity List

On August 4, 2022, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as the Chair of the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF), formally published the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List. The Entity list is a consolidated register of the four lists required to be developed and maintained pursuant to Section 2(d)(2)(B) of

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