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Welsh Government

Power grab fears over new UK Government legislation

The Welsh Government has raised concerns over a new Bill that could see the UK Government legislate in areas of devolved responsibility without the consent of Welsh Ministers or the Senedd.

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Welsh Government outline principles for a reformed justice system

The Welsh Government’s Counsel General and Minister for Social Justice have outlined the potential core components of a devolved justice system, and warned that the current Westminster-run system is “pulling the shutters down” on access to justice.

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Devolved justice system an opportunity to reduce the size of the prison population – Counsel General

The Welsh Government’s Counsel General has said the biggest change under a devolved justice system would be a reduced prison population.

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Concessions to UK Elections Bill secured to ensure open and accessible elections in Wales

Counsel General Mick Antoniw reaffirmed the Welsh Government’s commitment to open elections and increased voter participation, as the Senedd prepares to vote on the passage of the UK Government’s Elections Bill.

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Devolved nations criticise “unwelcome and unnecessary” UK Government plans to drop Human Rights Act

The Welsh and Scottish Governments have described the UK Government’s plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a Bill of Rights as an “ideologically motivated attack on freedoms and liberties.”

Mick Antoniw (L)

Action needed to tackle legal aid crisis

The Welsh Government’s Counsel General has called on the UK Government to back reforms to legal aid to ensure people can access to the support they need.

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Concerns raised about Human Rights Act reform

The Welsh Government has raised its “significant concerns” with UK Government plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a Bill of Rights.

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Members of Constitutional Commission appointed

The people who will serve on an independent commission which will make recommendations about Wales’ constitutional future have been announced.

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Voting after lessons included in election pilots

Some students will be able to vote at their college in next May’s local government elections, as part of efforts to increase voter turnout.

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Co-chairs to lead Commission in recommending constitutional reform

Professor Laura McAllister and Dr Rowan Williams will be co-chairs of an independent Constitutional Commission to consider Wales’ future.

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Lord Lloyd-Jones appointed as President of Welsh Law Council

Lord Lloyd-Jones, Justice of the UK Supreme Court, will serve as the inaugural President of the Law Council of Wales.