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Combatting Fear of Abuse–A Sisyphean Task?

Over the past few weeks, at conferences with judges and policymakers in Varna (Bulgaria), Seoul, and Beijing, I've been confronted with a surprising degree of skepticism about personal insolvency systems and fear of opportunistic individuals abusing the ability to evade … Continue reading

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Politicians fear for safety as threats against US Congress skyrocket

WASHINGTON — Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia bought body armor. Rep. Gregg Harper hired armed security guards for events back home in Mississippi. And Rep. Dan Dovonan fortified his Brooklyn and Staten Island offices with security cameras and buzzer systems. … Continue reading

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Fear of Deportation Keeping Immigrants From Reporting Domestic Violence

From The New York Times: For years, she slept with a gun under her pillow, living in fear of a boyfriend who beat her, controlled her life and threatened to kill her and her children. Domenica, who came to this… … Continue reading

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A well-founded fear of death alone is not a basis for asylum.

Over and over, the media reports of aliens fleeing violence in Latin America, predominantly Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador seeking asylum in the United States. Over and over the pretense is that a well-founded fear of persecution allows one … Continue reading

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Royal Commission is making the BEAR growl louder – striking FEAR into financial institutions

At Norton Rose Fulbright, we have commented on a number of occasions that we expect the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR) to be extended beyond just authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) and so as to cover other areas of the financial … Continue reading

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