This is a very short blog reflecting on the questions asked on Monday 20th April, by the Joint Committee on Human Rights, about the Lord
Tag: criminal justice
Why are the government delaying prisoner release?
Many people in our prisons do not need to be punished by imprisonment. Their crimes are neither so serious nor so dangerous that prison is the only possible punishment. 1 in 10 people in prison hasn’t been convicted of any crime & is on remand. By continuing to hold these people in prison during the pandemic the government risks their lives and the wellbeing of their families on the outside.
Are we nearly there yet?
This week, the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and it seems fitting that I’ve spent my week travelling
New Sentencing Guideline in Force from 1st October 2019
Today a new sentencing guideline, ‘General Guideline: Overarching Principles’ becomes effective. Published by the Sentencing Council following a period of consultation it is to be used,
Human rights and children of prisoners
At the Joint Committee on Human Rights meeting on 13thMarch 2019, Edward Argar MP, Under Secretary at the Ministry of Justice with responsibility for women
Do we need another Guideline?
Last week the Sentencing Council published for consultation their plans to provide expanded explanations in offence specific guidelines in England and Wales. Lord Justice Holroyde,