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Call for people in need to take up legal advice support

The Welsh Government is encouraging people in need of legal advice to come forward and see what support is available to them.

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Further funding for project helping women in prison keep in touch with their children

A project to help Welsh mothers in prison maintain positive relationships with their children has had further funding confirmed.

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Automatic voter registration pilots proposed in Wales

The Welsh Government today set out proposals to improve voter participation, including trials for automatic voter registration in Senedd and local government elections.

Mick Antoniw (L)

“Change course on justice” – Counsel General

The Welsh Government’s Counsel General is calling on the new UK Government to reset its relationship with the legal sector.

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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.

Mick Antoniw (L)

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.