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The Lord Chancellor. Not only has he been found guilty by an industrial tribunal of sex and race discrimination for appointing his friend Garry Hart as his special adviser, but he has now been accused of contempt of court. Lawyers Jane Coker and Martha Osamor, who brought the case alleging indirect bias against Lord Irvine, are now seeking legal advice on taking him to court again over "demeaning and insulting" remarks he made about them. Lord Irvine called the women's claims "mischievous" and said they were politically motivated.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The Commission for Racial Equality is considering launching a formal investigation into alleged racism at the CPS and is holding talks with Director of Public Prosecutions David Calvert-Smith. The decision partly depends on the outcome of senior crown prosecutor Maria Bamieh's employment tribunal case, due later this month. (See Viewpoint page 19)
German husbands, who may be legally required to share domestic chores with their wives under plans drawn up by the Green party to amend Germany's civic law.