Morning round-up: Wednesday 24 February

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By Legal Cheek Reporter on

The morning’s top legal affairs news stories


UK downgrading of human rights is a gift to dictators, says Amnesty [The Telegraph]

From Kesha to benefit claimants, women always suffer the burden of “proving” they were raped [The Guardian]

Campaign launched for legendary human rights lawyer Bob Hepple who helped Nelson Mandela [The Mirror]

A complete failure: Voters offer damning verdict on PM’s Europe deal with three-quarters claiming migration will not change as a result of his reforms — and could even increase [Mail Online]

The moral bankruptcy of refugee law [Spiked]

Shutting down Guantanamo [The Independent]

How have the Supreme Court justices avoided the cognitive decline of so many of their peers? [The Atlantic]

Lawyer accused of raping woman in his Manhattan office tells court he must be innocent… because he’s impotent and had not taken Viagra that night [Mail Online]

The deadline for Norton Rose Fulbright first step programme is 29 February [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Potential barristers who can’t get a major GDL/ BPTC scholarship should be considering very carefully whether they are pursuing the right career path.” [Legal Cheek Comments]