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Global Investigation Review: The Guide to Sanctions (First Edition) featuring Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck are pleased to be contributors to the First Edition of Global Investigations Review's Guide to Sanctions published in August 2020.

UN Sanctions overview

We live in a dynamic and fast-moving era for sanctions, which are becoming a more frequently deployed tool of international policy and geopolitics.

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Not court in favour: Trump, the ICC – and international law: Carter-Ruck in WorldECR

Noura Abughris looks at the imposition of sanctions on the International Criminal Court ('ICC') by the Trump administration and asks: 'Would EU do it?'

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Primary school teacher awarded £49,000 in libel compensation over false allegations

Primary school teacher awarded £49,000 in libel compensation over false allegations of unacceptable professional conduct

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Rached Ghannouchi awarded £45,000 over false allegations of terrorism and foreign funding

In a judgment handed down on 23 July 2020, the High Court of Justice awarded Rached Ghannouchi (the leader of the Tunisian Ennahdha Party and Speaker of the Tunisian Parliament) £45,000 in libel damages in respect of an article published on 5 July 2019 by Middle East Online Limited and its Editor, Haitham El Zobaidi (who are based in London).

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UK implements first autonomous sanctions for human rights abuses

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and, pursuant to the Withdrawal Agreement,[1] EU law, including EU sanctions, will continue to apply to the UK until 31 December 2020. After this date, the UK sanctions regime will fall under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 ("2018 Act"). The 2018 Act enables the UK to continue to comply with its international obligations and to use sanctions to meet foreign policy and national security objectives after exiting the EU.

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Nectar Trust Secures Apology And Substantial Damages From Daily Telegraph

The publisher of the Daily Telegraph has apologised and agreed to pay substantial libel damages to the Nectar Trust (a UK charity) and its Trustees, over wholly false allegations linking the charity to terrorism and questioning its independence.

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Disinformation in Libya: A Legal Perspective - Inforrm’s Blog

Carter-Ruck Solicitor Noura Abughris has written a perceptive article published on Inforrm's Blog on the recent 'infodemic' that has been quietly and effectively revealing itself worldwide, more specifically in Libya where the unclear implementation of media laws and strategic geographical location, has made it vulnerable to sophisticated disinformation campaigns.

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Post-Covid Employer Reputation, Risk & Liability Webinar: The Role of HR

Carter-Ruck partner Claire Gill is participating as a key speaker on Thursday 9th July at 11am at the Business Forums International UK (BFI) webinar focusing on HR's role post-Covid. Claire will be speaking about the reputational issues arising from the pandemic and the legal rights related to the protection of reputation. BFI is a specialist consultancy that works closely within the HR sector.

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Palestinian Return Centre secures apologies and damages from Mail on Sunday over Tom Bower libel

The publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline has apologised and agreed to pay substantial damages to the Palestinian Return Centre and its Chairman, Majed al-Zeer, over false allegations published in 2019 as part of the Mail's serialisation of Tom Bower's biography of Jeremy Corbyn.

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EU sanctions prevent the payment of arbitration awards

It is not every day that an English court is asked to interpret the application of an EU sanctions regime. But on 12 February 2020, the English Court of Appeal did just that in the Ministry of Defence & Support for Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran v International Military Services Ltd[1].

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Trump v Twitter: media law issues

Donald Trump's 29 May Executive Order attacking section 230 of the US 1996 Communications Decency Act attracted only limited attention this side of the Atlantic. We do, after all, all have bigger things on our minds right now. However, it is a matter that should be followed closely, both by media law practitioners and the wider public on this side of the Atlantic - because America's social media is also ours, and the issues at stake come down to freedom of speech and its limits.

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Leading Tunisian politician Rached Ghannouchi wins claim against Middle East Online and its editor

The leader of the Tunisian Ennahdha Party and Speaker of the Tunisian Parliament has obtained judgment in his claim against Middle East Online Limited and its Editor, Haitham El Zobaidi (who are based in London), in respect of an article published on 5 July 2019.

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Covid-19 Contact Tracing: Privacy and Policy Issues

As the UK government commences trials of contact tracing, Carter-Ruck Associate Mathilde Groppo writes for the leading UK health title Heath Service Journal on the privacy and policy issues for states, health services, individuals and businesses.

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Using Zoom Safely

Mathilde Groppo of Carter-Ruck writes for Global Data Review on the security risks associated with video-conferencing platform Zoom amid its coronavirus-related explosion in popularity, and how users can use the software safely.

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Morrisons’ Supreme Court win: employers still need to take care with data

Claire Gill, Partner at Carter-Ruck, warns that employers still need adequate controls, processes and training to avoid data protection claims.

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