The UK and governments across the west have started to act. But we’re still just starting to figure out how to respond.
Posts Tagged: Justice
Kate Ferguson: This new genocide amendment puts Parliament at its centre. Which is why it should be supported.
It is not a substitute for justice, but it would be a welcome addition to how the UK responds to the most serious violations.
Benedict Rogers: It seems plausible that this brazen assault on democracy in Myanmar is driven by one man’s ambition
He’s General Min Aung Hlaing, the army’s Commander-in-Chief. Now is the time for sanctions that target the military.
We could give in to the leftist, isolationist Little England vision of a reclusive UK. Alternatively, we could make Global Britain a reality.
The Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission pledged in the Conservative Manifesto is being quietly shelved
It was promised “in our first year”. Instead, there will be mini-commissions, and a push to reform a Government bugbear: judicial review.
Emily Barley: The Government’s Brexit plan puts us at risk of substandard and corrupt justice systems in EU member states
Britons were told the country would be leaving the dangerous European Arrest Warrant system, but its replacement looks suspiciously similar.
Crispin Blunt and Sue Pascoe: It’s time to correct the stoking of alarm and spreading of misinformation about trans people
As a Party, we should hold out a helping hand to all those who still face the difficulties of daily life – who still cannot be their authentic selves.
Christian Guy: Today’s real slavery scandal. There are 100,000 slaves in Britain today – the tip of an international iceberg
One principle would stop us being seen as a soft touch for crime: care for the abused properly, and they will help dismantle the gangs.
There is further to go – but we can be proud of what the Foreign Secretary has already delivered.
The amendment to the Immigration Bill will be an opportunity to gauge the Party’s willingness to respect the liberties of the most excluded.
Jasvinder Sanghera: The new Northern Ireland rules that set a dangerous precedent on sex-selective abortion for the whole UK
These proposed changes suggest that Ministers’ resolve to address this type of abortion is weakening and, in Northern Ireland, evaporating.
The ideas of that decade are still with us, staggering around like a zombie in a garish “Global Hypercolor” t-shirt.
It’s striking that three Tory ethnic minority Ministers – first Badenoch; then Patel, and now Sunak – have sounded clearer-headed than some of their colleagues.
James Frayne: We should prepare ourselves to hear horrifying tales of what’s happened in lockdown Britain
Getting the economy moving won’t even begin to give the Government political momentum. It will need to conduct its own Fairness Audit.
“But I must also say that we are in a time of national trial…we can’t now let the virus get out of control.”