Tag Archives: Civil

Draft Security Law Targets Civil Society and Journalists in Hungary

In a fresh attempt to silence critical voices, Hungary’s government has submitted a “defence of sovereignty” bill to parliament that will give a government controlled body broad powers to target civil society and independent media. The bill purportedly aims to prevent the influence of foreign interests that threaten Hungary’s sovereignty or national security. But the bill’s vague wording would enable …

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Civil Service doesn’t know how many staff are underperforming, says report

Civil Service – iStockphoto The Civil Service has no idea how many staff are underperforming, the government spending watchdog has found. The National Audit Office (NAO) said three government departments – the Home Office, HM Revenue and Customs and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – could not provide data on the number of underperforming staff. Ten …

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The ‘no’ that sparked the civil rights movement

By Myles BurkeFeatures correspondent Getty Images Rosa Parks (Credit: Getty Images) On 1 December 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give her bus seat to a white passenger. In these exclusive BBC clips, discover how her courageous act of defiance set in motion a chain of events that ended segregation in the US, but at …

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Dozens of B.C. civil lawsuits in alleged bogus nurse case

The lawsuits claim the Provincial Health Services Authority and the B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives were negligent in hiring practices and nurse oversight. Dozens of lawsuits alleging poor nurse hiring practices and alleged abuses by one woman have been filed against B.C.’s Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and the B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Twenty-eight notices of …

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DOJ launches civil rights investigation into the city of Lexington, Mississippi,…

A Mississippi city under scrutiny for allegations of racism and retaliation from police is now at the center of a federal Department of Justice investigation. “Today the Justice Department is announcing the opening of a civil rights investigation into the city of Lexington, Mississippi, and the Lexington Police Department to determine whether they engage in a pattern or practice of …

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Librarians turn to civil rights agency to oppose book bans and their firings

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — She refused to ban books, many of them about racism and the experiences of LGBTQ+ people. And for that, Suzette Baker was fired as a library director in a rural county in central Texas. “I’m kind of persona non grata around here,” said Baker, who had headed the Kingsland, Texas, library system until she refused to …

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Pinckneyville prison guard admits civil rights violation in beating of shackled …

An acting lieutenant at Pinckneyville Correctional Center appeared admitted in U.S. District Court for Southern Illinois Wednesday that he failed to intervene while his subordinates beat a restrained inmate. Mark C. Maxwell, 52, of Pinckneyville, faces up to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of deprivation of civil rights under color of law. He was …

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Alberta introduces streamlined civil and family matters court process

Alberta Justice has announced a streamlined trial process for those pursuing civil and family law cases in Alberta Court of King’s Bench. The Alberta Rules of Court regulations have been amended to replace a seldom-used summary trial process for civil and family matters with a simplified process allowing issues to be resolved without having to go through lengthier regular or …

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