On 3 December 2013, the Ministry of Justices published a consultation paper titled ‘Court fees: Proposals for reform’. The consultation closed on 21 January 2014.
In November 2013, the Government published a full response to the 290 recommendations made by Robert Francis, following the public inquiry in to the failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
EDF, its members, NGO observers and other organisations responded to the government consultation on further reform of Judicial Review that closed on 1 November 2013.
In July 2013, the Beyond 2011 independent working group issued an appeal to those who use official population and social statistics in the UK.
On 9 September 2013, the Ministry of Justice published ‘Fee remissions for the courts and tribunals – consultation response’.
On 17 July 2013, the JCHR published a call for evidence on ‘Human Rights Judgements’ to be subitted before 27 September 2013.
On 8 July 2013, the JCHR published a call for evidence on Protocol 15 to the European Convention on Human Rights. The call closed on 13 September 2013.
The consultation on ‘Transforming Legal Aid’ closed on 4 June 2013. EDF and many other organisations submitted responses and published briefings identifying their concerns about the planned changes.
On 23 April 2013, the Ministry of Justice published ‘Reform of Judicial Review: the Government response’ including details of the reforms it will be taking forward.
The Ministry of Justice held a first stakeholder event in March on the mid-term report in the context of the UK’s Universal Periodic Review.