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Government trophy hunting inquiry a win for conservation, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has described the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee inquiry into the Government’s Animals Abroad Bill as a ‘win for conservation’. The EFRA Select Committee’s inquiry announced today (2 July) that they will look at the government’s proposals on so-called ‘trophy hunting’ and whether the… Read more »

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Witness anonymity 'could breach human rights'
Witness anonymity ‘could breach human rights’

By Blaine Williams The government may potentially be violating the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in a new bill which will allow witnesses the right to anonymity. The new legislation, which is being debated today in parliament, will give witnesses the right to give evidence anonymously from the time they give a statement to… Read more »

Veterans claim children suffering radiation effects
Govt to face legal action from nuclear test veterans

By Laura Miller Ex-servicemen involved in British nuclear testing in the 1950s are to launch a legal bid against the government at the high court later. The veterans were involved in nuclear tests in the Indian and Pacific oceans carried out by the British government after the second world war. Now, on behalf of 250,000… Read more »