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Category: Policy, briefings and consultation responses


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    Evidence of PLP to the JCHR's inquiry into human rights: attitudes to enforcement

    February 13 2018 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses | By PLP

    PLP welcomes the opportunity to provide evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ inquiry into factors which may impede individuals from using the UK’s human rights framework effectively. Our submission addresses the question of access to resources and in particular the impact of LASPO on the ability of individuals to access the courts as a means of enforcing their human rights, and focuses in particular on access to immigration advice, including the accessibility of the ECF scheme and the issues posed by advice deserts.

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    Problems with 'The Repeal Bill'

    PLP is providing extracts from a parliamentary briefing on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill to help more people understand the public law issues arising from the Bill. We have produced social media 'cards' that people can share with 'headline' issues. These link to the more detailed extracts below.

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    Letter from PLP to The Lord Chancellor

    January 5 2017 | Policy, briefings and consultation responses | By Alison Pickup

    "We are writing further to your statement in Parliament earlier this month that you would shortly be announcing the timeline for the review of LASPO which the Government is committed to undertaking by April 2018. PLP welcomes the Government’s intention to conduct a review into the LASPO legal aid reforms which have had far reaching implications for access to justice in England and Wales.

    We are taking the opportunity to write to you now with some suggestions as to the areas which the Government’s review should cover. This is a non-exhaustive list of areas of particular concern and which you will no doubt wish to consider in order to fully understand the implications for access to justice and the rule of law of the LASPO reforms, given your oath and statutory duties as Lord Chancellor.”