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Toledo Legal News - News IBA Hague Office welcomes the first International Criminal Court agreement on the release of persons after acquittal

 

The International Bar Association's (IBA) International Criminal Court and International Criminal Law (ICC & ICL) Programme, based in the IBA’s Hague Office, recently welcomed the signing of agreements between Argentina and the ICC as means to facilitate the Court’s ability to realise the rights of the accused under the Rome Statute.

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Pandemic EBT benefits to support children during the COVID-19 emergency

About 850,000 Ohio children who receive free or reduced-price meals at school will soon receive money to buy food through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced recently. This funding was made possible by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. ODJFS worked with the Ohio Department of Education to submit Ohio’s plan, which just received federal approval.

Date Published: May 28, 2020

UToledo electrical engineer leading charge to build ventilators in the Congo

Feeling powerless to help her native country in Africa amid the coronavirus pandemic, an electrical engineer at The University of Toledo found a way for people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to build their own breathing machines from scratch using equipment and materials accessible to them.

Date Published: May 28, 2020

As workplaces reopen, what laws protect workers, employers?

With many states softening their shelter-in-place orders and allowing businesses to reopen, COVID-19 has prompted governmental agencies to recommend new workplace health and safety measures, including taking a worker’s temperature before a shift begins.

Date Published: May 27, 2020

Financial insight: Red flags and smart steps to avoid scams

(BPT) You work hard for your money. Unfortunately, crooks work hard as well, attempting various tactics to take your money. If you fall for a scam, little can be done to help you get your money back. In order to keep your financial and personal information safe, it's necessary to look for red flags and be proactive about security.

Date Published: May 22, 2020

IBAHRI makes recommendations on ending detention of migrant children to UN Special Rapporteur

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has submitted a report to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights of Migrants, Mr Felipe González Morales, with a view to informing his next report on Ending immigration detention of children and seeking adequate reception and care for them. The IBAHRI’s submission was put forward on 30 April 2020 and Mr Gonzales Morales’ report will be submitted to the UN General Assembly in September. The submission from the IBAHRI makes 13 main recommendations to UN Member States, addressing different challenges to effectively end the detention of migrant children.

Date Published: May 22, 2020

Play safe at home with a fun-filled family staycation

(StatePoint) Staying at home and practicing social distancing can feel more challenging as the weather warms and the itch for family fun at the beach becomes stronger. However, being socially responsible does not mean you need to put the fun on hold.

Date Published: May 22, 2020