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    12/07/2024
    International

    Energy and climate change: The most significant (marine) climate change decision yet?

    Continuing the theme of a number of recent court judgment regarding state and party obligations concerning climate change issues, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (“ITLOS”) has recently delivered its advisory opinion (the “Opinion”) regarding State obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (“UNCLOS”) in relation to the prevention, reduction and control of pollution of the marine environment that result or are likely to result from climate change.The Opinion arrived only a few weeks following the ECtHR’s milestone...
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    12/07/2024
    International

    EU’s AI Act published in Official Journal, transition periods now known

    Following the adoption of the "Regulation laying down harmonised rules on Artificial Intelligence" (AI Act) by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, this act was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 12 July 2024. This marks the end of a long road of tough negotiations that began in 2021 with the European Commission's proposal for a Union-wide regulation on artificial intelligence (AI).The AI Act will enter into force on the 20th day after publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. As a European regulation, it will apply directly in...
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    12/07/2024
    Scotland

    Levelling the playing field ?

    Construction policy note introduces Graduated Pricing Mechanism as an alternative method of determining price score in tender evaluations.Guidance setting out a new method of determining the price score in tender assessments for construction projects has been issued by Scottish Government.  It is to be incorporated into the Scottish Government’s Construction Procurement Handbook and applied to construction (works) contracts when using the best price-quality ratio contract award criteria.  Many procurements include evaluation criteria which award 100% of the available score for price...
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    11/07/2024
    International

    Space exploration: what goes up, must come down

    BackgroundThe space economy is predicted to be worth a staggering $1.4 trillion by 2030.1 This exponential growth can be largely attributed to the new private “space race” dominated by the world’s billionaires. Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin are the forerunners, albeit their approaches and goals differ significantly. SpaceX is predominately focusing on advancing space technology, Virgin Galactic is concentrating on the introduction of “space tourism,” and Blue Origin aims to promote sustainable space...
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    10/07/2024
    United Kingdom

    New duty to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace: EHRC publishes updated guidance for consultation

    On 9 July 2024, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published updated guidance on how employers should comply with the new duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. The relatively short new chapter will be inserted into the EHRC’s existing technical guidance Sexual harassment and harassment at work which was published in 2020. The updated guidance is open for consultation until 6 August 2024.The new duty to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, which is set out in the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023, is due to come into...
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    10/07/2024
    United Kingdom

    Recommerce Reads - Love is in the air: sponsorship deals for the rise of resale

    For those readers familiar with our Recommerce Reads series, you will know that the second-hand industry is becoming part of the mainstream online consumer experience. The number of new entrants to this market is growing and operators are attracting investment, some of which is being deployed to boost marketing budgets and increase consumer awareness.In recent years, exciting collaborations have emerged, with peer-to-peer resale platforms sponsoring TV shows, partnering with influencers and advertising on social media. There are exciting opportunities for retailers and platforms to raise brand...
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