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?’
We are holding a suite of activities on the 10 December to mark international human rights day and you are warmly invited to join us at any or all of the events. Please see below for details:
Our updates include news about the Law Society’s human rights activities, volunteering and job opportunities, events and training. To read our December update please see attached document. If you would like to receive our free updates please email HumanRightsUpdate@lawsociety.org.uk
Our updates include news about the Law Society’s human rights activities, volunteering and job opportunities, events and training.
Winner Philip Leach, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (Middlesex University)
To mark international Human Rights Day and to coincide with European Lawyers Day on 10 December the Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council will be holding a joint seminar on Freedom of Expression.
David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, will be the guest judge for the annual Graham Turnbull Competition.
The Law Society, along with Berwin Leighton Paisner and Birmingham Law School, is today launching a ‘Human Rights in Collaboration’ initiative, designed to encourage law firms to discuss and promote human rights.
To read our October update please see attached document. Our updates include news about the Law Society’s human rights activities, volunteering and job opportunities, events and training. If you would like to receive our free updates please email HumanRightsUpdate@lawsociety.org.uk
Date: 19/10/2015, 17:00 - 20:00 Venue: law Society, London