Access to justice

ECHR/ECtHR - Review of Longer-Term Future

The DLA has submitted a response to the Council of Europe’s Review of the longer-term future of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights (sections : Future challenges to the Convention system, Subsidiarity and Mechanisms required at the European level to ensure effective protection of individual rights and authoritative interpretation of the Convention).

You can view the DLA's reponse here

You can view the original "call for views" here

EHRC Strategic Legal Cases - 11/12/2013

Sarah Lowe, Senior Lawyer from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and Wendy Hewitt, Commission deputy director, Legal, presented a fascinating talk outlining the EHRC's agenda and current strategic priorities with details of recent cases that they have been involved in.  You can view their presentation slides here

JCHR call for evidence - Judicial Review

The DLA has submitted a response to the Call For Evidence issued by the Joint Committee on Human Rights regarding the implications for access to justice of the Government's proposed judicial review reforms.

You can read the full details of this Call for Evidence here:

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/human-rights-committee/news/judicial-review-inquiry---call-for-evidence/

You can read the DLA's submission by opening the associated file below

Diversity in the Judiciary

The DLA has submitted a comprehensive response to the Ministry of Justice's consultation seeking views as to how the Commission should make use of the new 'equal merit' provision enabling positive action to improve the diversity of the judiciary.

You can read the details of the consulation here:
https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/equal-merit-provision

Transforming Legal Aid

The DLA has submitted a comprehensive response to the government's consultation: "Transforming Legal Aid".  Many thanks to all those members who sent in responses and comments of their own which were fed into the final document.

The DLA's response can be read in the attached document

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