CARMEL RICKARD: Ghana guns for tax dodgers and loses

A law in Ghana requiring citizens to have a taxpayer identification number before they can launch court action is ruled unconstitutional

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CARMEL RICKARD: Securing SA’s airlines

Freight documentation is a crucial part of airline safety – a lapse in control could have devastating consequences

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CARMEL RICKARD: Hong Kong court’s face mask ruling irks Beijing

Hong Kong’s high court has ruled that a ban on protesters wearing face masks is unconstitutional, eliciting the ire of China

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CARMEL RICKARD: Learning the ABCs of privacy law

Two years of litigation later, a UK court has dismissed a privacy case after the complainant refused to make his identity known to the court and respondent

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CARMEL RICKARD: UK set to introduce stringent ivory trade law

Early next year the UK will introduce legislation that places a total ban on the trade in ivory. Antique traders’ objections to the law have been overruled

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CARMEL RICKARD: A time for leadership on human rights

A recent judicial gathering in Uganda put human rights front and centre — but host Yoweri Museveni seemed less enthusiastic about the subject

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CARMEL RICKARD: Managing antisocial social media

Lawyers, a UK tribunal has ruled, may be disciplined for offensive social media posts that diminish trust in the legal profession

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CARMEL RICKARD: Nigeria goes after graft

In a case so familiar to South Africans, Nigerian authorities are trying to claw back funds lost to the state through alleged corruption

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CARMEL RICKARD: A new kind of corporate responsibility?

International companies have voiced concerns over immigration policies that discriminate against same-sex couples in Hong Kong

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CARMEL RICKARD: Has factional fallout reached Lesotho judiciary?

Lesotho’s fractious party politics would seem to be spilling over into the country’s judicial system

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CARMEL RICKARD: Fuel for thought

A petrol attendant damaged a customer’s car by using the wrong fuel. Should he have been fired for not paying for a course to improve his skills?

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CARMEL RICKARD: Environmental crime in the crosshairs

SA’s Green Scorpions would seem to punch well above their weight, if you consider the stats in the recent national environmental compliance report

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CARMEL RICKARD: Where to draw the line on employee health?

What is an employer to do if a medical condition precludes a staffer from fulfilling her responsibilities?

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CARMEL RICKARD: Window on environmental law

A recent training course in Stellenbosch for Sadc jurists provided insights into how the rest of the world implements environmental law

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CARMEL RICKARD: Kenyan communications minister called to order

Ensuring the independence of key communications bodies from political interference is a widespread concern, as a recent Kenyan ruling shows

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CARMEL RICKARD: Nigeria legal dispute runs out of gas

Nigeria is $9bn in hock to a gas-processing company after it was found to have reneged on the terms of a 20-year agreement

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