“Unlawful” in the news

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The Independent
· George Floyd protests: NYC mayor Bill de Blasio ‘proud’ of daughter after she is arrested  
Ms de Blasio was arrested on Saturday, at a protest at East 12th Street in Manhattan, for “unlawful assembly,” according to NBC News.
Malay Mail
· Burned flags and curfews: US cities convulsed by unrest  
Among the hundreds of people arrested on four consecutive nights of unrest in the city was the daughter of Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chiara de Blasio, who was briefly detained for unlawful assembly, the Times said.
The Age
· Ben Roberts-Smith involved in multiple unlawful killings, new statements allege  
Ben Roberts-Smith was involved in multiple unlawful killings as an Australian soldier in Afghanistan, including another allegation that he “blooded” a junior soldier by ordering him to kill an unarmed man, fresh witness statements allege.
The Age
· Ben Roberts-Smith involved in seven unlawful killings, witness statements allege  
Ben Roberts-Smith was involved in seven unlawful killings as an Australian soldier in Afghanistan, including that he “blooded” a junior soldier by ordering him to kill an unarmed man, fresh witness statements allege.
The Guardian
· Calls for royal commission into robodebt and apology from Morrison government  
The government last Friday promised to refund $720m to 330,000 people who paid back unlawful debts raised by Services Australia between July 2015 and November 2019.
The China Post
· AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s move to quit WHO cites flawed facts  
Lawrence Gostin, director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, said in tweets Friday that Trump’s move is “unlawful” because ending funding requires Congress, which has already authorized the money.
Hong Kong Free Press
· Hong Kong and Macau’s paternity rights are the weak link in gender equality  
Overall, changes have occurred, but slowly, as women gained space in the workforce and fought more overtly for equality and against discrimination or unlawful dismissal regarding maternity.
Vox
· Trump threatens to send the US military to quash protests  
Whenever the President considers that unlawful obstructions, combinations, or assemblages or rebellion against authority of United States makes it impracticable to enforce the law of the United States in any State or territory by judicial proceedings, the President may call into Federal service the militia of any State and use the Federal military to enforce the laws or suppress the rebellion.
Malay Mail
· It’s Covid-20 — Hafiz Hassan  
If the contract does not contain a force majeure clause, parties may still rely on the statutory right provided by section 57(2) of the Contracts Act 1950, where a contract which later on becomes impossible or unlawful to perform is void.