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Attorney General: keynote speech to Minority Lawyers’ Conference – Attorney General’s Office

“Opening the 2011 conference at the Law Society in London, the Attorney spoke of the coming challenges and opportunities for lawyers.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 9th April 2011

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

U-turn on mixed-race adoption ban – The Independent

“New guidance will tell social workers that they should allow white couples to adopt black and ethnic minority children, it was revealed today.”

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The Independent, 19th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Chancery Lane warns against publication of complaints – Law Society’s Gazette

“Reporting the names of lawyers and law firms who have been the subject of complaints by the public will disproportionately affect sole practitioners and black and minority ethnic (BME) lawyers, according to the Law Society.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th January 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Theresa May drops plans for stop-and-search laws targeting ethnic minorities – The Guardian

“Controversial plan to bring back police ‘sus’ stop-and-search laws targeting black and Asian people axed by Theresa May.”

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The Guardian, 18th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

White couples ‘will be able to adopt black children more easily’ – Daily Telegraph

“White couples will be able to adopt black and Asian children more easily under Government plans, it has been disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Black people six times more likely to face drug arrest – The Guardian

“Black people are six times more likely to be arrested than white people for drug offences and 11 times more likely to be imprisoned, according to new research claiming to show the racial bias of the criminal justice system.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Black people are 26 times more likely than whites to face stop and search – The Guardian

“Black people are 26 times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched by police in England and Wales, the most glaring example of ‘racial profiling’ researchers have seen, according to an international report.”

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The Guardian, 17th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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