The Joint Committee on Human Rights has launched an inquiry into the human rights implication of Brexit. The committee is focusing on three particular issues: privacy and family life; international trade; and other human rights protected by EU law. The deadline for submissions passed on 10 October 2016.
The Equality and Diversity Forum made a submission to Bright Blue’s call for evidence in August 2016. The response focuses on the Human Rights Act and proposals for a British Bill of Rights.
In July 2016, the Government published its consultation response including a request for further views on the provision of financial information to other parties (before 18 August 2016).
The Joint Committee for Human Rights released a call for evidence for Priority Bills in 2016-17 in June 2016.
The Joint Committee for Human Rights launched an enquiry into human rights and business in June 2016. The enquiry is accepting written submissions. The deadline was Friday 8 July 2016.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is inviting legal advisors to contact the Commission if they have a case that resonates with the strategic litigation policy and the business plan of the EHRC.
EDF is inviting VCS organisations to include their details on EDF’s online directory of organisations to help signpost members of the public and practitioners to their services.
In December 2015 ‘Court and Tribunal Fees. The Government response to consultation on further fees proposals’ was published and the Justice Under-Secretary of State announced new measures to be introduced.
EDF and some of its members responded to the call for evidence by the Commission on Freedom of Information to oppose any weakening of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
The Government response to the recommendations of the justice committee in relation to civil legal aid was published on 14 July 2015.