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Bingham Centre Law Reform Submissions

The Bingham Centre regularly makes submissions to parliaments, governments and other bodies on law reform topics. The Centre's law reform submissions set out the application of rule of law principles to particular issues and questions currently on reform agendas.

2017

Written Evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into the Government's proposed derogation from the ECHR

Date: 29 March 2017
Type: Written evidence to Select Committee inquiry
Issues: Human rights, armed forces, access to justice and the rule of law
Update: The Committee has now closed this inquiry due to the general election in June 2017.


2016

Written evidence submitted to the Ministry of Justice consultation on Expedited immigration and asylum appeals for detained appellants

Date: November 2016
Type: Written evidence to Ministry of Justice inquiry
Issues: immigration, detention, access to justice, rule of law

Written evidence submitted to the House of Lords Constitution Committee Inquiry into the Legislative Process (Part 1) - Bingham Centre Evidence Part 1 (General), Bingham Centre Evidence Part 2 (Brexit) and Part 3-Delegation of Powers

Date: 28 October 2016 and February 2017
Type: Response to Parliamentary Committee Inquiry
Issues: Brexit, legislation, legislative process

Written Evidence Submitted to the Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry on the Human Rights Implications of Brexit

Date: October 2016
Type: Response to Parliamentary Committee Inquiry
Issues: Brexit, human rights, legal certainty, Parliament's role

Written Evidence Submitted to the House of Lords EU Committee's Inquiry on Brexit: parliamentary scrutiny

Date: 29 September 2016
Type: Response to Parliamentary Committee Inquiry
Issues: Brexit, legal certainty, Parliament's role

Written Evidence Submitted to the Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry on Human Rights and Business

Date: July 2016
Type: Response to Parliamentary Committee Inquiry
Issues: Access to remedy, access to justice, business and human rights, rule of law

Consultation Response on the SDGs indicators to the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Date: 14 April 2016
Type: Response to UKSSD and ONS Consultation
Issues: Sustainable Development Goals, global and national indicators, access to justice and the rule of law

2015

Written evidence on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, submitted to the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill and to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Date: 19 December 2015
Type: Response to Parliamentary Consultations
Issues: Investigatory powers, surveillance, national security

Response to the Call for Evidence by the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information

Date: 19 November 2015
Type: Response to Independent Commission on FOI
Issues: Freedom of information, the rule of law
Update: The Commission's report was published in March 2016 and is available here

Written Evidence to the UK International Development Committee's inquiry on the Sustainable Development Goals

Date: 10 September 2015
Type: Written evidence to Select Committee inquiry
Issues: Sustainable Development Goals, global and national indicators, access to justice and the rule of law

Consultation Response to the Inter-Agency Expert Group on SDG Indicators

Date: 7 September 2015
Type: UN Consultation
Issues: Sustainable Development Goals, global indicators, access to justice and the rule of law

Consultation Response on the SDGs indicators to the Office for National Statistics

Date: 28 August 2015
Type: Response to ONS Consultation
Issues: Sustainable Development Goals, global and national indicators, access to justice and the rule of law

Response to New Zealand Independent Review of Intelligence and Security

Date: 13 August 2015
Type: Response to Independent Statutory Review
Issues: National security, oversight, investigatory powers, New Zealand

Response to New Zealand Law Commission - National Security Information in Proceedings

Date: 30 June 2015
Type: Response to Law Commission consultation
Issues: National security, closed material proceedings, Justice and Security Act 2013, New Zealand

Prevention of Sexual Violence in Nepal: Research Guide for Kathmandu Law School

Date: February 2015
Type: Resources for law reform work in Nepal
Issues: Sexual violence, sexual offences, harmonisation of laws with international human rights standards

Response to the Sustainable Development Solutions Network SDSN, Global Public Consultation on Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the SDGs

Date: January 2015
Type: Consultation response
Issues: Post-2015 Development Agenda; Sustainable Development Goals; Indicators

Response to UN Secretary-General's Synthesis Report on SDGs

Date: January 2015
Type: Consultation response
Issues: Post-2015 Development Agenda; Sustainable Development Goals; SDGs


2014

Oral Evidence to APPG on Refugees and APPG on Migration Joint Parliamentary Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention

Date: 6 November 2014
Type: Oral evidence (by Justine Stefanelli)
Issues: Immigration Detention

Response to DfE consultation on GCSE and A level reform

Date: November 2014
Type: Written submission
Issues: Citizenship education

Submission to Investigatory Powers Review

Date: November 2014
Type: Written submission
Issues: Investigatory powers; surveillance; data retention; RIPA(LINEBREAK

Impact: Recommendations adopted by Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, June 2015 Press Release

Submission to APPG on Refugees and APPG on Migration Joint Parliamentary Inquiry into Immigration Detention

Date: October 2014
Type: Written submission
Issues: Immigration Detention

Submission to International Development Committee Inquiry - Beyond Aid: The Future UK Approach to Development

Date: 5 September 2014
Type: Written submission
Issues: International Development

Supplementary Written Evidence to the JCHR Inquiry into Judicial Review Reforms

Date: 12 February 2014
Type: Written submission
Issues: Judicial Review

2013

Joint Committee Inquiry into to Judicial Review Reforms

Date: 27 November 2013
Type: Written submission
Issues: Legal Aid; Judicial Review

Response to Ministry of Justice Consultation on Legal Aid and Supplementary Response to Ministry of Justice Consultation on Judicial Review

Date: 1 November 2013
Type: Written submission
Issues: Legal Aid; Judicial Review

Response to Ministry of Justice Consultation on Judicial Review

Date: 1 November 2013
Type: Written submission
Issues: Legal Aid; Judicial Review

Joint Committee Inquiry into the implications for access to justice of the government's proposed legal aid reforms

Date: 27 September 2013
Type: Written submission
Issues: Legal Aid; Judicial Review

House of Commons Briefing: Transforming Legal Aid Proposals

Date: 27 June 2013
Type: Written briefing
Issues: Legal Aid; Judicial Review

Response to Ministry of Justice Consultation Paper - Transforming legal aid: Delivering a more credible and efficient system

Date: 4 June 2013
Type: Written submission
Issues: Legal Aid; Judicial Review

2012

Justice and Security Bill: Briefing for the House of Commons

Date: 17 December 2012
Type: Written briefing
Issues: National Security; Closed Material Procedure

Submission on the Proposed Amendments to the Cartel Offence Contained in Clause 41(2) of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

Date: 10 December 2012
Type: Written submission
Issues: Cartel Offence; Mental Culpability; Strict Liability

Minimum Safeguards: Briefing Paper on the Justice and Security Bill

Date: 5 July 2012
Type: Written briefing
Issues: National Security; Closed Material Procedure; Intelligence and Security Committee; Intelligence Services Act 1994; Security Service Act 1989

Response to government consultation on the Justice and Security Green Paper

Date: 6 January 2012
Type: Written submission
Issues: National Security; Closed Material Procedure; Investigatory Powers Tribunal; Intelligence and Security Committee; Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; Intelligence Services Act 1994; Security Service Act 1989