Tag: law

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Modanisa slams “regressive” ECJ headscarf ban ruling, claiming it ‘validates intolerance’

The world’s biggest retailer of modest fashion has criticised the European Court of Justice’s decision to uphold an employer’s right to ban religious garments, including headscarves. Modanisa claimed the decision “ will disproportionately impact Muslim women”. The ECJ said that its ruling, made last Thursday, 15 July, was to ensure all employees “dress neutrally”. “A […]

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Protests after Erdoğan’s “unlawful” order for Turkey to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention

Women have taken to the streets to demand President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reverses his decree for Turkey to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention. The international treaty aims to curb violence against women. Thousands descended on Rıhtım Meydanı in Kadıköy, Istanbul, to protest the decision. Smaller demonstrations took place elsewhere in the country, including Izmir, Bursa, Manisa, […]

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Redbridge Council strips Melin Chigwell of licence for “flagrant and arrogant disregard” of Covid rules

A restaurant, popular with celebrity TV stars and Premier League footballers, has been stripped of its licences by Redbridge Council for not complying with licensing conditions. Melin Chigwell in Woodford Bridge was also found to have continually ignored COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, putting its patrons’ and staff members’ safety at risk. Under the management and […]

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Turkish restaurant risks losing licence after hosting illegal parties during Covid pandemic

A Turkish restaurant in Woodford Green, Essex, has been branded a “Covid factory” after hosting illegal events during the pandemic and could now lose its licence as a result. Melin Chigwell was declared a “real and continuing threat to public health” by Conservative Councillor Paul Canal during a Redbridge Council Licensing Committee hearing on Tuesday, […]

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Turkish Cypriot Rule of Law:  ‘legality in illegality’
 

  “Life can best be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”  Too much time has been spent in technicalities, in committees, in deadlines that never seem to be reached, but keep being moved forward to another deadline, which only prolongs the agony. The players change, they grow old, they even die, but for […]