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Public Accounts Committee on the future of the Modern Slavery Act

22 March 2018

The Law Society believes that action against modern slavery should be further strengthened.

Law Society written evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the human rights implications of the EU Withdrawal Bill

22 March 2018

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 ...

Law Society written evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the human rights implications of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

22 March 2018

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.

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