The QC Tipped To Lead The Effort To ‘Update’ Human Rights Laws – Each Other

‘The attorney general, Geoffrey Cox QC, has been tipped to lead a new government commission tasked with updating human rights laws and reforming the judiciary.’

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Each Other, 12th February 2020

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Streatham attack: Bill stopping early release of jailed terrorists passes unopposed in Commons – The Independent

Posted February 13th, 2020 in bills, news, parole, release on licence, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Boris Johnson’s emergency legislation preventing automatic early release for terrorists halfway through their prison sentences has cleared all its stages in the Commons without a vote.’

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The Independent, 12th February 2020

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Lessons to be learned after judge criticised for ‘obsolescent’ views – Family Law

‘A family case has recently been the subject of an unusual level of attention from the media, both legal and mainstream, much of it reflecting badly upon the family justice system. I thought I should look at the case, in particular, the lessons that can, or cannot, be learned from it.’

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Family Law, 7th February 2020

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Helen McCourt killer’s release confirmed as mother loses legal bid – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2020 in bereavement, bills, disclosure, families, murder, news, parole, victims by sally

‘The killer of Helen McCourt is due to be freed from prison next week despite never revealing where he hid her remains.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2020

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Rush to change sentencing laws before release of convicted terrorists – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2020 in bills, news, parole, release on licence, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Emergency terrorism laws announced after the Streatham attack could be pushed through parliament by 27 February – just one day before a convicted terrorist who disseminated Islamic State propaganda via Twitter is due for automatic release.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2020

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MP launches new legal bid to allow asylum seekers to work after six months – The Independent

Posted February 5th, 2020 in asylum, bills, delay, immigration, news, time limits by tracey

‘Asylum seekers who have waited more than six months for a decision on their claim would be given the right to work under a new bill brought forward in parliament.’

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The Independent, 5th February 2020

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Helen McCourt murderer Ian Simms to be released imminently – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2020 in bereavement, bills, disclosure, families, murder, news, parole by tracey

‘A man jailed over the murder of a 22-year-old woman is due to be freed from prison imminently despite never revealing where he hid her remains.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2020

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted January 29th, 2020 in agriculture, bills, climate change, environmental protection, news, waste by sally

‘In this latest Environmental Law News Update Christopher Badger considers a new report from the Committee on Climate Change, progress of the Agriculture Bill and a briefing paper from DEFRA putting plastic waste back on the agenda.’

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Six Pump Court, 28th January 2020

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Wales to bring in smacking ban after assembly vote – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2020 in assault, bills, child cruelty, children, families, news, Wales by sally

‘A law banning people in Wales from smacking their children has been passed by the Welsh Assembly.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2020

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Government loses child refugee vote in string of Lords defeats – The Guardian

‘The government has suffered five defeats on its Brexit deal in the space of 24 hours in the House of Lords, with the heaviest defeat in a vote to restore the right of unaccompanied child refugees to be reunited with their families in the UK after Brexit.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2020

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Jack Simson Caird: The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill and the Rule of Law – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted January 20th, 2020 in bills, brexit, constitutional law, courts, EC law, news, parliament, rule of law by sally

‘The general election on 12 December 2019 has fundamentally changed the political dynamic driving the Brexit process. The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (WAB), which will become law before 31 January 2020, has been substantially revised (from the version which was presented in October 2019) to reflect this Government’s approach to Brexit. The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law has published a report that looks in depth at some of the main Rule of Law issues in the WAB. This version of the WAB indicates that this Government will take a different approach from the previous one in terms of dealing with some of the key constitutional issues arising from Brexit. This post examines some of the Rule of Law implications of the main constitutional issues in the WAB.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 16th January 2020

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Tech Companies In Legal Bid Over UK’s Cancelled ‘Porn Block’ – Each Other

‘Four tech companies have launched legal action to pressure the government into introducing age verification (AV) checks for people accessing porn online.’

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Each Other, 17th January 2020

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Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted January 17th, 2020 in bills, climate change, environmental protection, local government, news, nuisance by sally

‘In this latest Environmental Law News Update, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall and Mark Davies consider the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill, the Dutch Supreme Court’s ruling in the Urgenda litigation and the role of local authorities in climate change and nuisance law.’

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Six Pump Court, 15th January 2020

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Brexit: What You Need To Know On Unaccompanied Child Refugee Rights – Each Other

Posted January 15th, 2020 in asylum, bills, brexit, children, EC law, families, news, refugees by sally

‘The latest version of Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) – which will write prime minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal into law – is being debated in the House of Lords this week.’

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Each Other, 14th January 2020

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Humanist weddings and the Marriage (Approved Organisations) Bill – Law & Religion UK

Posted January 15th, 2020 in bills, equality, marriage, news by sally

‘On 9 January, Baroness Meacher introduced the Marriage (Approved Organisations) Bill in the House of Lords.’

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Law & Religion UK, 14th January 2020

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Theodore Konstadinides and Riccardo Sallustio: Clause 26 of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20: An Exercise of Constitutional Impropriety? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20 will pave the way for the UK to ratify the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement and thus depart from the European Union (EU) soon thereafter, having received its third reading in the House of Commons just last week. This contribution examines certain major consequences deriving from the Bill becoming law and, in particular, the controversial, but little discussed Clause 26 which (as Lord Pannick remarked in a recent article in the Times) requires particularly careful scrutiny.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 14th January 2020

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Helen McCourt’s family seek urgent judicial review to prevent release of killer who never revealed location of her body – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2020 in bills, disclosure, families, judicial review, murder, news, parole, victims by tracey

‘The family of Helen McCourt are seeking an urgent judicial review to prevent her killer being released from prison despite never revealing where he hid her body.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2020

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‘Helen’s Law’ returns to Parliament – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 9th, 2020 in bills, child abuse, disclosure, murder, parole, press releases, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Murderers and paedophiles who refuse to disclose information about their victims could spend longer behind bars as a bill to enact “Helen’s Law” enters Parliament today (8 January 2020).’

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Ministry of Justice, 8th January 2020

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What is no fault divorce and why does it matter? – The Independent

Posted January 9th, 2020 in bills, divorce, news by tracey

‘The start of 2020 is set to see the biggest shake up of divorce laws for over half a century as the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill entered Parliament on 7 January. First promised by the government in April 2018, divorcing couples have now been waiting nearly a year for the arrival of the bill, which is likely to revolutionise marriage split with the introduction of “no-fault” divorce.’

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The Independent, 8th January 2020

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Divorce reform swiftly returns to parliament – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 8th, 2020 in bills, divorce, marriage, news, reasons by sally

‘The government has swiftly put long-awaited divorce reform back on the agenda after reintroducing legislation to end what the justice secretary called ‘needless antagonism’.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th January 2020

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk