Airbnb is banning under-25s from booking entire properties in the UK, France and Spain. The crackdown is an effort to prevent house parties, which skirt social distancing rules amid COVID-19.
MPs have been debating the use of polygraph tests on those convicted of terrorism-related offences and released on licence (serving the remainder of their sentence in the community). The amendments to the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill would introduce mandatory polygraph testing on Very High/High risk Serious Harm terrorist offenders.
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County  that the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of “sex”, includes discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Dame Cressida Dick, has stated that people protesting on the streets are at risk of on-the-spot fines of upwards of £100, or even a criminal record for defying social distancing regulations. The question arises as to how compatible this approach is with protestors’ human rights.