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Male Rape Services #breakthesilence

More than £1 million is being provided to specialist rape support organisations across England and Wales as part of the first ever fund to help male victims of rape and sexual violence. 526 more words

Advocacy and legal aid cuts

Members of the Bar in England and Wales are known, by many around the world, for their excellent advocacy skills – especially at the Criminal Bar. 166 more words

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High Court rules that denying books to prisoners is unlawful

The Ministry of Justice has had a ban on sending books to prisoners in England and Wales which today was ruled unlawful by the High Court. 126 more words


Athanasiou: “God himself could not receive an educational leave”

After the courts rejected the application for educational leave by Nikos Romanos, the Minister of Justice Charalambos Athanasiou announced that an amendment would be introduced in order to address the “legal vacuum” that would allow prison inmates to study via distance learning. 189 more words


Persistent offender welcomes prison sentence

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After pleading guilty to a string of drug and theft offences, a persistent shoplifter admitted he was relieved to be spending the next nine months in prison. 389 more words

What Progress on Justice for Care Leavers?

Dr Claire Fitzpatrick

Are care leavers just more criminal? You might think so when you see them over-represented, year after year, in the criminal justice statistics. 1,208 more words


Does Simon Hughes really want to receive FOI complaints?

At an event on the evening of 26 November, to celebrate (slightly early) the ten year anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) the Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties, Simon Hughes, appeared to offer to take on part of the Information Commissioner’s regulatory role. 139 more words

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