Doctors could be prosecuted for gender-based abortion following British lawyers appeal to European Court of Human Rights – Daily Telegraph

‘Doctors who aborted foetuses based on their gender could finally be successfully prosecuted after British lawyers launched an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights calling for a reform of abortion law.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th June

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‘Revenge porn’ threats could be made a crime in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘The threat of circulating “revenge porn” would be criminalised and the evidence threshold lowered to bring England and Wales in line with Scottish law, under changes to be proposed by a former Lib Dem cabinet minister.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2016

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Victims of forced marriage to receive lifelong anonymity – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2016 in anonymity, bills, forced marriages, news, victims by tracey

‘Victims of forced marriages in England and Wales are to be given anonymity for life under amendments to the policing and crime bill.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2016

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Independent review of the operational case for bulk powers: terms of reference – Home Office

Posted June 7th, 2016 in bills, intelligence services, investigatory powers, news by tracey

‘Terms of reference for an independent review of the operational case for bulk powers.’

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Home Office, 7th June 2016

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Government announces new laws to protect children following investigation by The Independent into illegal schools – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2016 in bills, children, education, news, school children by sally

‘An investigation by The Independent revealed thousands of children have disappeared from the education system to be taught at illegal schools where they are at risk of abuse.’

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The Independent, 4th June 2016

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Would mandatory reporting help stop child abuse? – The Guardian

‘The proposal to introduce mandatory reporting in the victims of crime bill has divided opinion – an objective discussion is needed.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2016

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Inside the special prison unit where rehabilitation rules the roost – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2016 in bills, mental health, news, prisons, rehabilitation, statistics, women by sally

‘HMP New Hall pioneers care and support for women with complex needs. The justice minister, Michael Gove, should sit up and take notice for his prison reforms.’

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The Guardian, 24th May 2016

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Expats lose Supreme Court bid for EU referendum vote – BBC News

‘Two Britons living abroad have lost their Supreme Court battle over the right to vote in June’s EU referendum.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2016

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Theresa May agrees to review of snooper’s charter powers – The Guardian

‘Labour has edged closer to supporting the “snooper’s charter” after the home secretary, Theresa May, agreed to order an independent review of proposed state surveillance powers.’

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The Guardian, 24th May 2016

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UK competition authorities to be given ‘more powers’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 23rd, 2016 in auditors, bills, competition, consultations, EC law, enforcement, news by sally

‘Competition authorities in the UK are to be given new powers to combat anti-competitive behaviour, according to plans set out in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th May 2016

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UK plans full throttle on driverless cars and broadband reform – Technology Law Update

‘Amongst the political noise of the Brexit campaign, the UK’s legislative plans set out in the Queen’s speech yesterday received less attention than usual. But there were some important points to note for the technology sector.’

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Technology Law Update, 19th May 2016

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Age checks for porn sites in Queen’s Speech – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2016 in bills, internet, news, parliament, pornography, speeches, transport by sally

‘The UK government will require pornographic sites to verify users are over 18 as part of a raft of measures announced in the Queen’s Speech.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2016

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Prison reform plan ‘will not solve overcrowding and funding problems’ – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2016 in bills, drug abuse, electronic monitoring, news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

‘Prison reformers have dismissed the government’s planned shake-up of prisons as a “tragic distraction” that will not solve key problems of overcrowding and underfunding.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2016

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Bill-by-bill summary: Queen’s Speech at-a-glance – BBC News

‘The Queen has announced the government’s legislation for the year ahead, at the state opening of Parliament. Here is a bill-by-bill guide to what is in the 2016 Queen’s Speech.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2016

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Biggest shake-up of prison system announced as part of Queen’s Speech – Ministry of Justice

‘More than 5,000 offenders will be housed in new reform prisons by end of the year as part of largest reform programme since Victorian times.’

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Ministry of Justice, 18th May 2016

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Home Secretary’s Police Federation Conference 2016 speech – Home Office

‘Speech given by Theresa May at the Police Federation Annual Conference 2016 in Bournemouth.’

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Home Office, 17th May 2016

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The Queen’s Speech: Six laws that could be about to change dramatically – The Independent

Posted May 17th, 2016 in adoption, bills, education, human rights, news, parliament, prisons, speeches by sally

‘Oliver Wright takes a look at the biggest changes to be expected in Wednesday’s Queen’s Speech – and assesses how controversial they will be.’

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The Independent, 16th May 2016

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Human rights must be protected against the abuse of power – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2016 in bills, constitutional law, devolution, human rights, news by sally

‘The Tories’ British bill of rights could deprive victims of the right to seek redress. It must be fought.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2016

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New anti-extremism laws planned in bid to revitalise Cameron’s premiership – The Guardian

‘New laws to prevent people with extremist views and backgrounds from working with young people will be included in this week’s Queen’s speech as part of a legislative programme aimed at revitalising David Cameron’s premiership after the 23 June EU referendum.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2016

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Housing and Planning Bill to receive Royal Assent on 12 May – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 13th, 2016 in bills, housing, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘The UK government’s Housing and Planning Bill has been listed to receive Royal Assent today (12 May).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th May 2016

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