What Parliament’s Security Committee began – and was frustrated by the Government in doing – judges must now complete.
Posts Tagged: Justice
Law enforcement has been misused to target political opponents. We must be wary to ensure the UK does not become complicit.
Bob Seely: Perhaps the first war in which hospitals are the primary target. What I saw and heard on Syria’s border.
The doctors’ discussion comes after a long day’s training with a British trauma surgeon who teaches a Hostile Environment Surgical Training course.
Penny Mordaunt: We will get stick from the Corbynistas. And from the small-minded. But we are backing this move to support disabled people none the less.
We believe in freedom – which is why we’ve initiated this Global Disability Summit.
Richard Holden: The criminal justice reforms which could spare other innocent people the ordeal I suffered
In the second of his two pieces, the author proposes a series of changes to ensure that the right balance is struck: convicting the guilty while not ruining innocent lives.
Richard Holden: The horrifying tale of how I was baselessly charged with sexual assault – and what it says about the police and CPS
In the first of two pieces, the author describes how he was needlessly put through hell for 15 months – after which a jury duly took only ten minutes to clear him.
A focus on formal qualifications is a good start, but surely any programme is incomplete if it doesn’t tackle the underlying drivers of hate crime.
The hard paradox is that while older people are electorally powerful – perhaps more than ever – they are also individually vulnerable.
Individuals must be held account. It is the least we owe the relatives and patients. But we should be precise and forensic in focusing on areas where further reforms can make the most impact.
Andrew Mitchell: A 28-day time limit on immigration detention would save money and make the system more just
We remain the only country in Europe to detain people indefinitely for the purposes of immigration enforcement, at large financial and human cost.
WATCH: “Reoffending rates are far too high for short sentences…they aren’t long enough to turn lives around” – Stewart on prisons
The Prisons Minister says reducing the numbers incarcerated for under a year “would be good for public safety, good for the individuals and good for the prison system”.
Yet another case that undermines public confidence in the Crown Prosecution Service and the police.
These concerns, however, often only add to the need for us to remain ethically and democratically engaged, particularly regarding the most emotive cases.
The Secret Barrister has attained a great success with his account of a legal system infected with squalid incompetence.
Iain Dale: A revitalised and purposeful May heads for the Welsh hills to call an election (just kidding, folks)
Plus: Gauke’s failure, UKIP chaos, Salmond’s Russia Today shame, Corbyn’s anti-semitism debacle…and an invitation if you live near Bath.