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The Work of the Parole Board - A paper produced for public information and shared with the Justice S

This paper is not a formal submission of evidence to the Justice Select Committee. The Committee has not called for evidence for the Work of the Parole Board session. Introduction This paper has been prepared in advance of the Justice Select Committee’s evidence session, The Work of the Parole Board, scheduled for 18 October 2017. The Committee has not called for evidence from parties other than the Parole Board and the Ministry of Justice. We would welcome the opportunity to provide evidence to the Committee and to provide short case studies to illustrate some of the points we raise. This paper is intended to highlight some of the issues we would like to see explored in greater depth by the

Prisons, The Rule of Law and Yet Another Lord Chancellor - David Lidington’s speech at the Conservat

Less than a year ago, a popular newspaper described the country’s most senior judges as enemies of the people. The Lord Chancellor, Liz Truss, failed miserably to defend those judges, ignoring her constitutional role in deference to her political allegiances. Her successor, David Lidington kicked off his first major speech at the Conservative Party Conference last week with a different tone: The rule of law and the independence of the judiciary underpin our democracy and lie at the heart of our way of life. They are the very cornerstone of our freedoms. No individual, no organization, no government is above the law. So far so good. But then… That is why the refusal by the leadership of today

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