‘English votes for English laws’ plan to be set out – BBC News

‘The government is expected to set out its proposals to give MPs from English constituencies the final say on laws affecting England only.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2015

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Judges must not speak out on matters “hotly debated in Parliament”, Beatson LJ says – Legal Futures

Posted June 16th, 2015 in bills, judges, judiciary, news, parliament by sally

‘It would be wrong for judges to “intervene or to comment while a matter is being hotly debated in Parliament”, Lord Justice Beatson has said.’
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Legal Futures, 15th June 2015

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Magna Carta anniversary sparks calls for constitutional convention – The Independent

Posted June 16th, 2015 in bills, magna carta, news, Scotland by sally

‘The 800th anniversary of Magna Carta has sparked calls for a constitutional convention to settle the outstanding arguments about how the United Kingdom is to be governed in the 21st century.’

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The Independent, 16th June 2015

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Apprenticeships to receive legal protection – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2015 in bills, education, news by sally

‘The government plans to legally protect apprenticeships, so the term cannot be abused.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2015

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Tory plans will destroy human rights across Europe, warns Dominic Grieve – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2015 in bills, human rights, news, repeals, treaties by sally

‘It will be impossible to enforce human rights across Europe if the Conservative party carries out its threat to withdraw from the Strasbourg court, the former attorney general Dominic Grieve QC has warned.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2015

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MPs to debate assisted dying legislation – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2015 in assisted suicide, bills, news, parliament by sally

‘Private member’s bill to adopt Lord Falconer’s draft regulations that would allow terminally ill people the right to die subject to checks by doctors and a judge.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2015

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The Round-up: 21/7 bombers in Strasbourg and other news – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 9th, 2015 in bills, courts, drug offences, freedom of expression, human rights, news by tracey

‘Three high profile cases concerning the UK government have been granted hearings in the European Court of Human Rights grand chamber, putting the relationship between the government and the ECHR “in the spotlight”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th June 0215

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What to look out for in Britain’s new surveillance bill – The Guardian

‘The government intends wholesale reform, but will it perpetuate a dark history of invasion of privacy or follow the US example, and end invasive surveillance?’

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The Guardian, 5th June 2015

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The Independent Guide to the UK Constitution: What everyone should know about the most explosive political issue of our time – The Independent

Posted June 8th, 2015 in bills, constitutional reform, human rights, news, repeals, treaties by sally

‘The UK’s democratic liberties are the envy of the world. They are also precarious. We have no written constitution, and the unwritten traditions on which we rely instead are increasingly being called into question. Human rights, the monarchy, Europe, the sovereignty of Parliament, the formation of governments – are there any first principles on which we can agree? On the eve of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, Andy McSmith kicks off a week-long series on a subject of vital national importance’.’

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The Independent, 7th June 2015

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Legal challenge against Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act reaches High Court – OUT-LAW.com

‘A legal challenge fronted by two UK MPs against communications surveillance laws passed last year has reached the High Court.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th June 2015

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Education and Adoption Bill published – Education Law Blog

‘The Education and Adoption Bill was presented to Parliament on 3 June 2015. The proposed legislation would make the following changes to education law in England and Wales.No date has been announced yet for the second reading.’

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Education Law Blog, 4th June 2015

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Emergency surveillance law faces legal challenge by MPs – BBC News

‘The High Court is to hear a legal challenge to the government’s emergency surveillance law brought by two MPs.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2015

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UK Immigration: illegal working and EU reform – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 4th, 2015 in appeals, banking, bills, deportation, employment, immigration, landlord & tenant, news by sally

‘The Queen’s speech, which announces the Government’s agenda for the next five years, would not be the same without some proposals on immigration reform. We were not let down and the plan of attack will be a new Immigration Bill which will focus on illegal workers, overstayers and rogue employers.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 3rd June 2015

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Bringing the statute book up to date – Law Commission

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in bills, news, repeals, statute law revision by sally

‘An Act from 1979 allowing referendums for a Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly is among legislation being recommended for repeal by the Law Commissions.’

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Law Commission, 3rd June 2015

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Medieval laws face axe in legal pruning – The Guardian

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in bills, debts, news, repeals, statute law revision, treason by sally

‘Legislation dating back to the reign of King Henry II – preventing removal of debtors’ goods from beyond their native county – will shortly disappear from the UK’s lawbooks.’

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2015

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Education bill to close loopholes blocking academies expansion – The Guardian

‘The education secretary, Nicky Morgan, has vowed to “sweep away bureaucratic and legal loopholes” obstructing the takeover of as many as 1,000 struggling local authority schools in England and their rapid conversion into academies.’

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2015

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It’s time to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in bills, children, criminal responsibility, news, treaties by sally

‘Today, 2nd June, Lord Dholakia is presenting a Bill to Parliament with a view to raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Details of the proposal have not yet been released, but raising the age from 10 to 14 or 15 would be in line with recommendations from the United Nations. England and Wales (and Northern Ireland) currently have one of the lowest ages of criminal responsibility (ACR) in the world at just 10 years old. Scotland’s ACR used to be even lower at 8, until they increased the age to 12 in 2011.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 1st June 2015

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Human Rights Act repeal would send wrong signal, says Tory peer – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in bills, human rights, legislation, news, repeals, treaties by sally

‘A Conservative former lord chancellor has opposed calls for Britain to withdraw from the European convention on human rights, arguing that it would send out the wrong signal.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2015

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Lord Falconer: government must clean up assisted dying legal mess – The Guardian

‘Shadow justice secretary pushing private member’s bill that he hopes could reform a law he sees as no longer enforceable.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2015

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Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it – Independent

Posted June 1st, 2015 in bills, constitutional law, devolution, human rights, news, Scotland by michael

Scotland could be allowed to retain the Human Rights Act even if Westminster sidelined the European Court in favour of an “English” Bill of Rights, according to new plans being considered by Michael Gove.

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Independent, 31st May 2015

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