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Media companies go to great lengths to keep copyright infringement from lowering their profits. The Internet has made it possible for consumers to downloaded copyrighted material, but the legal teams of these companies are helping to change media laws and prosecute them for their crimes.
Members of the armed forces are trained to defend and protect the United States. Military law is used to reprimand soldiers that have misused their authority or violated the rules and regulations of their infantries.
There is no cure for Mesothelioma, a disease that is only developed after being exposed to asbestos for a long period of time. Employers that do not take adequate safety precautions can be sued in civil court or even prosecuted if their employees come down with the disease.
Ghanian Legal Aid To Be ImprovedThe Ghanaian government has promised to seek a review of the Legal Aid Scheme Act that was passed in the country in 1997. The act, highly praised at the time, provides citizens with free legal assistance in cases where they are unable to find the financial means to secure proper legal protection and advice themselevs.
The move comes after several high profile lawyers had voiced concerns over the lack of legal aid in the Upper East and Upper West regions of the African nation. No lawyer that currently serves with the LAB (Legal Aid Board) is stationed or has accepted a job in those regions effectively leaving the poorer citizens without any legal protection whatsoever.
Furthermore, the government is planning on increasing the profile of the legal aid scheme. Some 7000 cases were passed through the LAB in 2010 however many people involved with the system admit that there are thousands more that could use the services of the Legal Aid Board but do not know of its existence. Mr Alhassan Yahaya Seini, director of the LAB, has urged both qualified lawyers and law students to provide free legal counsel for those who cannot afford it in an effort to amplify awareness over human rights and simple legal protection.
The government is planning to bring the attention of this noteworthy scheme to prisons, juvenile detention centres and into the more rural parts of Ghana. Furthermore, Mr W.K. Beecham of the Ghanaian Bar Association promised to do more to offer proper legal aid to those who are in most need of it.