Morning round-up: Thursday 1 February

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

‘A crisis for human rights’: new index reveals global fall in basic justice [The Guardian]

Why we must change UK law to protect British citizens detained abroad from human rights abuses [Huffington Post]

Changes to judges’ pension scheme found to be discriminatory at EAT [Personnel Today]

Tougher laws planned to tackle UK terrorism [The National]

British lawyers urge Iran to release rights advocates: ‘Strong and confident nations don’t arrest lawyers’ [Independent]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Solicitor, paralegal and others face contempt of court trial over “fraudulent” PI claim [Legal Futures]

Lisa Armstrong fires warning shot to Ant McPartlin as she ‘hires feared lawyer Baroness Fiona Shackleton’ [Metro]

Concerns in the courtroom as algorithms are used to help judges rule on jail time which can flag black people as twice as likely to re-offend compared to white defendants [Mail Online]

Sex offender offers to show judges his penis [Telegraph & Argus]

Student event: Technology and the future of legal practice — with Womble Bond Dickinson in Leeds [Legal Cheek Hub]

“Trainees and paralegals for the most part are underpaid and overworked – solicitors treat them like slaves. It’s worse still for paralegals who have a TC dangled in front of them for years whilst watching other graduates earn more and have less stress.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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