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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.
“The United Nations is right, what the UK Government is doing will lead to serious human rights violations”
Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt and Council General, Mick Antoniw on the UK Government’s Nationality and Borders Act.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Warning legal aid cuts risk a “two tier justice system”
Years of cuts to legal aid mean the UK is “heading towards a two tier justice system”, Counsel General Mick Antoniw today warned.
Planning and historic environment law to be simplified as part of Welsh Government programme to make law more accessible
Mick Antoniw, the Welsh Government’s Counsel General, has launched a new programme to improve the accessibility of Welsh law.