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Ministry of Justice press release – fixxored

The MOJ sent me this press release today
A new law taking effect today will reinforce the importance of children having relationships with each parent following family breakdown. 723 more words

Children And Families Act 2014

£850 million spent on managing foreign national offenders in UK during 2013-2014 but Home Office making "slower progress than expected" states NAO

Despite increased resources and the introduction of tougher powers, the Home Office has made “slower progress than expected” in managing foreign national offenders in the UK and in removing them to their home countries. 1,279 more words


Earth calling Remission Control ... come in, Remission Control ... is anyone there?

Back in January, I noted on this blog that the tribunal fees remission scheme was providing ministers with a very small fig leaf as they sought to fend off increasingly alarmed suggestions that the hefty employment tribunal fees introduced in July 2013 were blocking workers’ access to justice. 856 more words


A Review of Day 1 of the Restorative Justice Conference.

Since the onset of discussions concerning the adoption of the restorative justice philosophy in Trinidad and Tobago, there has been an unhealthy focus on offenders. This arose due to the introduction of the term in the 2002 Penal Reform Task Force Report wherein restorative justice was intended to underpin the transformation of the prison service. 791 more words

Revenge porn to be criminalised in the UK: 6 reasons we desperately needed this law

This weekend the Ministry of Justice announced plans to criminalise revenge porn in the UK, meaning that the perpetrators – those who maliciously distribute private images of their former partners or other parties – will face prosecution. 909 more words


New parlour game: hunt the ET fees review

For much of this year, whenever the justice-denying impact of the employment tribunal fees introduced by the Ministry of Justice in July 2013 has been raised in public with business secretary Vince Cable or BIS employment relations minister Jenny Willott (covering Jo Swinson’s maternity leave), they have shielded themselves from any criticism by suggesting that the fees regime is under review. 705 more words


Anonymous Threatens To Release Thousands Of Chinese And Hong Kong Government Documents

Anonymous, the nebulous online activist group that uses hacking to further causes it supports, has threatened a major blackout of Chinese and Hong Kong government websites and to leak tens of thousands of government email address details. 498 more words