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Former prostitutes launch high court challenge to UK law

Women say requirement to disclose past convictions criminalises trafficking victims A group of former prostitutes have taken a ground-breaking legal challenge to the high court, arguing that government policy criminalises victims of abuse and trafficking. The women argue they have been stigmatised by the existing law, which requires people convicted …

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UN chief and rights groups raise concerns over Rohingya deal

First group of refugees to be sent back to Myanmar next week but critics say details are unclear Concerns are growing among United Nations agencies and humanitarian groups over an agreement between the Bangladesh and Myanmar governments to repatriate several hundred thousand Rohingya refugees within two years. Bangladesh state media …

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