Brown’s talk of civil rights marks move to regain voters’ trust – The Independent

Posted October 26th, 2007 in constitutional law, freedom of information, news, police, powers of entry by sally

“A shake-up of Britain’s secrecy laws and those powers enabling police to enter the home has been ordered by the Prime Minister as part of sweeping changes to the constitution.”

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The Independent, 26th October 2007

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The Governance of Britain – War Powers and Treaties: Limiting Executive Powers – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 26th, 2007 in armed forces, constitutional law, parliament, treaties, war by sally

“This consultation document seeks views on the role of Parliament in decisions to commit the armed forces to armed conflict abroad and on the ratification of treaties. It follows on from the ‘Governance of Britain’ green paper.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th October 2007

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The Governance of Britain: Judicial Appointments – Ministry of Justice

“This consultation seeks views on the arrangements for making judicial appointments, and in particular on whether the residual role of the executive in judicial appointments should be further reduced.  This consultation follows on from ‘The Governance of Britain’ green paper.”

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The Ministry of Justice, 25th October 2007

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Government’s response to report ‘Relations between the executive, the judiciary and Parliament’ – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 18th, 2007 in constitutional law, reports by sally

“Government’s response to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution’s report ‘Relations between the executive, the judiciary and Parliament’.  The Committee’s inquiry was conducted between May 2006 and July 2007, producing several conclusions and recommendations for the Government and others. The report was published on 26 July 2007 and the response was published on 17 October 2007.”

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Ministry of Justice, 17th October 2007

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Opt-outs may cause problems, MPs warn Brown – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2007 in constitutional law, EC law, news by sally

“Gordon Brown’s efforts to protect Britain’s opt-outs on the new EU treaty at next week’s summit in Lisbon came under fresh pressure yesterday when a Labour-dominated committee of MPs claimed the latest draft of the treaty presented fresh threats to British sovereignty.”

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The Guardian, 12th October 2007

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The Governance of Britain – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 4th, 2007 in constitutional law by sally

“The proposals published in this green paper, ‘The Governance of Britain’, seek to address two fundamental questions:  how should we hold power accountable, and how should we uphold and enhance the rights and responsibilities of the citizen?”

The Governance of Britain Cm 7170 (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 3rd July 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk