Human rights

New justice secretary pledges support to independent judiciary

David Lidington: respect for rule of law but unclear voting record on socia

12 Jun 2017

New Lord Chancellor gives lawyers cause for concern and hope

Here’s hoping David Lidington understands his oath better than his predecessors, writes John van de

12 Jun 2017

Strasbourg court grants emergency hearing in Charlie Gard appeal

ECtHR to consider whether there has been a breach of article 8 rights to privacy and famil

09 Jun 2017

Strasbourg court to consider Gard case after Supreme Court refuses appeal

Pre-emptive application to ECHR questions possible breach of article

08 Jun 2017

Theresa May ‘pretends human rights are the problem’ in fight against terrorism

Prime minister’s ‘dead cat’ diversion comes under fire ahead of genera

07 Jun 2017

Tories ‘consider’ ban on personal injury cold calling

Stamp out of nuisance calls welcomed but plan to scrap SFO described as ‘

18 May 2017

Lib Dems pledge LASPO review and more funding for criminal legal aid

Insurance for company directors to help fund justice spend, says party’

17 May 2017

Labour commits to restoring access to justice

Manifesto hints at bringing back legal aid and redesigning judicia

16 May 2017

Prisons and Courts Bill abandoned

Government policies kicked into the long grass ahead of U

20 Apr 2017