July 8, 2009
by Christian Ehret
The UK House of Lords on Tuesday rejected a proposed amendment that would have barred the prosecution of those who go abroad to help others commit assisted suicide. The proposed provision of the Coroners and Justice Bill, which covered acts not capable of encouraging or assisting suicide... ...[read more]
June 19, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
Statement on the prison population delivered to UK House of Lords, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, June 19, 2007 .The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (Lord Falconer of Thoroton): My Lords, with the leave of the House, I shall now make a Statement on the ...[read more]
June 19, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The UK justice minister told the House of Lords Tuesday that he has given authority to prison governors to release on licence for offenders who are coming to the end of their sentence as a way to relieve overcrowding of prisons across England and Wales. Lord Chancellor and Secretary of S... ...[read more]
May 24, 2007
by Michael Sung
UK Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer, the first Secretary of State of the new Ministry of Justice (MOJ), sought to resolve differences between the judiciary and the government over the recent split of the MOJ from the Home Office Wednesday, speaking twice with the United Kingdom's most senior judg... ...[read more]
May 16, 2007
by Brett Murphy
A crisis meeting of top British judges Tuesday called for constitutional protections in the face of the British government's creation of a new Ministry of Justice. Members of the Judge's Council and judges on the UK executive judicial board agreed to press their case with new UK Secretary o... ...[read more]
May 9, 2007
by Brett Murphy
The new UK Ministry of Justice began operations Wednesday, as a controversial split of the traditional Home Office that is setting the British government against the judiciary went into effect. Lord Falconer of Thoroton, serving as the first Secretary of State for Justice, said that the new focus ...[read more]
May 1, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts
The English Lord Chancellor told a House of Lords committee Tuesday that the scheduled creation of a new Ministry of Justice split off from the traditional Home Office would go ahead later this month without any parliamentary bill and, if need be, over the objections of senior judges. Lord ...[read more]
February 14, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
UK Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer on Wednesday backed a proposal to allow police officers to question terror suspects after they have been formally charged. Following a speech defending the UK Human Rights Act, Falconer implied in response to questions that the post-charge questioning proposal ...[read more]
January 24, 2007
by Brett Murphy
UK Home Secretary John Reid, Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer and Attorney General Lord Goldsmith wrote to British judges on Wednesday urging them to limit imposition of prison sentences to only the most dangerous criminals in order to help the government deal with prison overcrowding. MPs on the ...[read more]
January 21, 2007
by Ryan Olden
UK Home Secretary John Reid, the country's most senior justice official, has drawn up plans to split Britain's Home Office into two departments covering justice and security matters respectively, according to a reports published Sunday in British papers. The change would be the most drastic... ...[read more]

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