More than 220 groups criticise UK review of Human Rights Act – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2021 in bills, charities, human rights, judicial review, news, trade unions by sally

‘An “unprecedented” coalition of more than 220 organisations has attacked proposed changes to the Human Rights Act and judicial review as a threat to freedom and justice.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2021

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The Judicial Review Bill Poses Amendments Which Could Harm Migrants and the Marginalised- Each Other

Posted July 22nd, 2021 in amendments, appeals, asylum, bills, immigration, judicial review, news by sally

‘The Judicial Review and Courts Bill, to be published on Wednesday 21 July, could impinge on individuals’ rights to challenge public bodies.’

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Each Other, 21st July 2021

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Judicial review: Plan to reform scrutiny by courts revealed – BBC News

‘The government is pressing ahead with plans to limit how the public can legally challenge official decisions, despite fears it will damage justice.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2021

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What Will The New Nationality And Borders Bill Do? – Each Other

‘The new Nationality and Borders Bill, introduced by Home Secretary Priti Patel, is facing criticism for its potential to breach human rights and the UK’s commitments under the Refugee Convention.’

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Each Other, 20th July 2021

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With the Nationality and Borders Bill, the UK is choosing cruelty over morality – EIN Blog

Posted July 20th, 2021 in asylum, bills, citizenship, immigration, news, refugees by sally

‘Immigration is currently dominated by the effects of the ever-growing number of individuals being displaced from their home countries across the world. For countries such as the UK, we have a responsibility to aid these people and offer support for the simple reason that we have the capacity and resources to do so. Despite this, governments have turned the act of seeking refuge into the political zeitgeist of our time; forcing ministers to decide whether to assist the vulnerable or to close the gates to those who desperately need entry.’

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EIN Blog, 19th July 2021

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Building Safety Bill – Commons Library Research Briefing

‘Second Reading of the Building Safety Bill (Bill 132 of 2021-22) is expected to take place on Wednesday 21 July.’

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House of Commons Library, 16th July 2021

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Article 31 of the Refugee Convention – Commons Library Research Briefing

Posted July 19th, 2021 in asylum, bills, immigration, news, parliament, refugees by michael

‘Article 31 of the 1951 Refugee Convention is concerned with “refugees unlawfully in the country of refuge”.’

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House of Commons Library, 15th July 2021

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Nationality and Borders Bill 2021-22 – Commons Library Research Briefing

‘The Nationality and Borders Bill of 2021-22 was introduced to the House on 6 July. Second reading will take place on 19 and 20 July.’

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House of Commons Library, 15th July 2021

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‘Virginity-repair’ surgery set to be banned – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2021 in bills, cosmetic surgery, human rights, news, women by tracey

‘Virginity testing, where women are examined to see if their hymen is intact, and repair surgery are set to be outlawed in England and Wales. North West Durham Conservative MP Richard Holden has introduced a clause to the Health and Care Bill, which seeks to ban both procedures.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2021

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Proposed changes to the Defective Premises Act – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted July 14th, 2021 in bills, building law, compensation, construction industry, housing, news, time limits by tracey

‘Many changes have been introduced since Grenfell to address the cladding crisis including the establishment of various loans, funds, plans for new regulators, new taxes, levies and new rules to govern building safety throughout the lifetime of a building.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 13th July 2021

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Research Briefing: Health and Care Bill 2021-22 – House of Commons Library

Posted July 14th, 2021 in bills, government departments, health, hospitals, news by tracey

‘The Health and Care Bill 2021-22 [Bill 140 of 2021-22] was introduced in the House of Commons on 6 July 2021. Second reading is scheduled for Wednesday 14 July 2021. This paper explains the Bill’s provisions and includes comment and reactions.’

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House of Commons Library, 12th July 2021

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Home Office forced to pay out £9.3m in compensation for over 300 cases of unlawful detention last year – The Independent

‘The Home Office was forced to pay out a record in compensation for wrongful detention under immigration powers last year.’

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The Independent, 10th July 2021

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Home Office ‘acting unlawfully’ in rush to deport asylum seekers – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of people arriving in England in small boats are being immediately detained in immigration removal centres, raising fears of a new, secret Home Office policy to deport them without their asylum claims being properly considered.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2021

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‘English votes for English laws’ to be scrapped in government bid to revive the Union – The Independent

Posted July 9th, 2021 in bills, devolution, news, parliament, Scotland by michael

‘The law designed to prevent Scottish MPs from voting down legislation affecting England only will be axed, in a new government bid to revive the Union.’

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The Independent, 8th July 2021

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Migrants who steer dinghies across English Channel to claim asylum will no longer be prosecuted – The Independent

Posted July 9th, 2021 in asylum, bills, Crown Prosecution Service, immigration, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘Migrants who steer dinghies across the English Channel with the sole intention of claiming asylum in port will no longer be prosecuted, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.’

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The Independent, 8th July 2021

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Police bill risks criminalising homeless people, warn UK charities – The Guardian

‘Leading homelessness charities have made an unprecedented joint plea to UK ministers to reconsider the police and crime bill, warning it could in effect criminalise large numbers of people simply for being homeless.’

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The Guardian, 8th July 2021

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Volume of laws makes it impossible for local authorities to enforce them, warn private landlords – Local Government Lawyer

‘Private landlords have complained that there will be 168 pieces of legislation governing their relations with tenants once the new Building Safety Bill passes through Parliament.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th July 2021

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Integrated care boards to replace clinical commissioning groups as Government unveils Health and Care Bill – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 8th, 2021 in bills, health, hospitals, local government, mental health, news, social services by sally

‘England is to be divided into integrated care boards and partnerships responsible for bringing together local NHS and local government, such as social care, mental health and public health advice.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th July 2021

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Rape victims still face police phone trawl, says commissioner – BBC News

‘Proposals for England and Wales mean people who claim to have been raped will still face pressure to hand over their phones to police and prosecutors, says the victims’ commissioner.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2021

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The Building Safety Bill – Nearly Legal

‘This is, so we have been repeatedly told, the vehicle through which the government will save leaseholders from having to pay life-changing sums to remediate the fire safety defects which are so prevalent at blocks of flats across the country. The headline is that it does not do that (nor does it contain the details of the much delayed loan scheme). To the contrary, this Bill creates a bespoke process by which landlords of “higher-risk” buildings can recover their building safety costs even if their leases do not let them do so.’

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Nearly Legal, 5th July 2021

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