International Maritime Organization: 2023 Maritime Decarbonization
After implementing a sulphur fuel regulation in 2020, the IMO (International Maritime Organization) introduces ,“IMO 2023” to further reduce ocean shipping’s carbon emissions.This new regulation is part of the initial IMO Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Strategy, which aims to reduce the carbon intensity of international shipping by 40% by 2030, and by 70% by 2050 compared with a 2008 baseline level.
New digital residency law passed in Palau
Palau is an island nation in the western Pacific Ocean, consisting of more than 500 islands. The capital and the seat of the government is Melekeok on the island of Babeldaob. From the beginning of 2022, the island state of Palau is offering a digital residency based on blockchain technology to everyone in the world.
UN Rapporteur to investigate human rights abuses in Russia
On 7 October, the UN Human Rights Council passed a historic resolution to appoint a Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Russian Federation. The move marks the first time the UN body will examine the rights record of one of the so-called P5 members that hold permanent seats on the UN Security Council.
German Employment Law in 2023
On January 1, 2023, Germany will begin to implement digitization processes in the statutory health insurance system. As a result, the paper certificate of incapacity for work, previously known as the “yellow certificate”, which doctors usually issue to an employee to certify their sickness, will no longer be valid. From now on, employers will be informed electronically by the relevant statutory health insurance fund about the incapacity to work of employees who are insured under the statutory health insurance.
UK’s Supermarket ‘Iceland’ Food Ltd Patents cancelled
EU Iceland rulings set ground-breaking precedent on country names as trademarks. The Grand Board of Appeal of the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has upheld a decision to cancel UK supermarket Iceland Food Ltd.’s EU-wide trademark for the word ‘Iceland’.
UK Bans Celebs From Gambling Ads
Britain bans celebrities including footballers, TV stars and social media influencers, from featuring in gambling adverts to protect young and vulnerable people. The Committee for Advertising Practice (CAP) said tough new restrictions would apply to high-profile celebrities from October 1 because of their large social media followings.
Mali’s constitutional referendum
Nigeria's structure and composition are a legacy of British colonial rule. The country has gone through many divergent society with rampant political corruption and as a result has had many attempts to form an effective constitution. These efforts include civilian and military rule, centrifugal and centralized federalism, presidential and parliamentary systems, and other political institutions.
Canada’s Online news Act
The Government of Canada introduced Bill C-18,the Online News Act, which will ensure major digital platforms fairly compensate news publishers for their content and enhance fairness in the Canadian digital news marketplace, including the sustainability of independent local news businesses. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriguez, introduced Bill C-18, the Online News Act, which would establish a new legislative and regulatory framework to ensure fairness in the Canadian digital news marketplace by ensuring that news media and journalists receive fair compensation for their work.
Refugees status to Afghan women
All women and girls from Afghanistan are eligible for refugee status, the European Union’s agency for asylum has declared. But it's up to each country to decide whether it agrees.EU Agency for Asylum (EUAA) stated that women and girls are in general at risk of persecution in Afghanistan, and should be granted refugee status.
Italy’s - Decreto flussi 2023
The Decreto flussi is an Italian government law that sets how many non-European citizens can enter Italy for work. Specifically, the Decreto Flussi, establishes the number of non-European citizens who can enter Italy for seasonal work, non-seasonal employed work or self-employed work.