Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category

European Parliament Approves Recast of RoHS Directive

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U.K.: ‘Barista Visa’ Unavailable for African Migrants

In an attempt to alleviate the United Kingdom’s looming labor shortage following Brexit, the government is proposing “barista visas.”

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Netherlands: The Dutch Blackface and the Growing Backlash

Traditionally, around Christmastime, Dutch adults and children have donned frilly wigs, red lips, and blackface make-up as an ode to Zwarte Piet, or Black Pete, the companion of Saint Nicholas.

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UK: Judge Suing Ministry of Justice for Race Discrimination

Peter Herbert is suing the Ministry of Justice for racial discrimination following a recommendation that he be given a written warning over remarks he made.

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UK: Parliament Member Urges Increased Trade in Africa

Chuka Umunna, a member of Parliament since 2010 and Shadow Business Secretary since 2011, has indicated plans to increase trade with Africa in the future.

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U.K.: BSN 2012 Diversity League Table Published

The 2012 BSN Diversity League Table has shown that there is still a large drop off in female representation between law firms’ junior and senior ranks.

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UK: A Diverse Judiciary Increases Confidence in the Justice System

The UK’s House of Lords Constitution Committee published its report on Judicial Appointments and concluded that a more diverse judiciary would improve public trust and confidence in the justice system.

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The Netherlands: The Darker Side of Christmas

Several activists were arrested for protesting at a Dutch Christmas celebration. They alleged that Zwarte Piet, a beloved Santa’s-helper folk character in the Netherlands, is racist.

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U.K.: Linkslaters Lawyer Awarded BSN Honor

Linklaters capital markets lawyer Paulette Mastin was named Diversity Champion 2011 at the Black Solicitors Network’s (BSN) UK Diversity Legal Awards.

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Video | U.K.: London Struggles to Control Riots

A wave of violence and looting raged across London and spread to three other major British cities, as authorities struggled to contain the country’s race riots.

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