The Law Society believes that action against modern slavery should be further strengthened.
Rights contained in provisions of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (the Charter), which have equivalent UN treaty rights, and which do not already form part of domestic UK law, should be brought into UK law, and be explicitly protected. Some Charter rights, for example relating to children and older people, have no equivalent protection in UK law at a constitutional level, such as those protected in the Human Rights Act. Substantive rights currently protected ...
This evidence highlights some of the human rights deficiencies in the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill. As it currently stands, the Bill provides broad powers to ministers, and the ability to make substantial changes to the regulatory regime and scope of serious criminal offences through secondary legislation. This opens up the possibility of infringements to the rights of sanctioned persons to due process and access to justice.
Our submission focuses on questions included in the call for evidence on legal independence and access to resources.
In December 2016 the Ministry of Defence (MoD) published a consultation, ‘Better Combat Compensation’, that included proposals to change the processes for awarding compensation for injuries and deaths in comba
Read our evidence submitted for a joint shadow report with the British Institute for Human Rights
The Graham Turnbull Human Rights Travel Award was launched in June 2014. It consists of a grant of £500 to be awarded for travel in relation to human rights related activities, such as trial observation, field research, or to support the work of human rights lawyers abroad.
On 21 April 2016, David Anderson QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, delivered the lecture ‘Terrorism and the Law’ at the Law Society for the Graham Turnbull awards.
Human Rights Policy Adviser Sarah Smith outlines the range of human rights activity carried out at the Law Society, and explains how you can get involved.
The topic of the event will be: ‘A most radical recommendation? Should interception warrants be judicially authorised or does there need to be democratic accountability?’