YLAL submission to the Government consultation on Human Rights Act reform

On 14th December 2021 the Ministry of Justice announced an open consultation, entitled: Human Rights Act Reform: A Modern Bill of Rights opens as follows:

‘The Government is committed to updating the Human Rights Act 1998. This consultation seeks views on the Government’s proposals to revise the Human Rights Act and replace it with a Bill of Rights, in order to restore a proper balance between the rights of individuals, personal responsibility and the wider public interest.’

YLAL response to MoJ call for evidence on immigration legal aid fees and the online system

On 2 December 2021, YLAL submitted its response to the Ministry of Justice's call for evidence on immigration legal aid fees and the online system.

To help inform its submission, YLAL hosted a virtual roundtable on 24 November 2021 featuring a range of human rights practitioners and policy professionals, including:

Submission to the Justice Committee Inquiry on the Future of Legal Aid

 

The Justice Committee is conducting an Inquiry into the future of legal aid and launched a consultation on 7 September 2020 with the following terms of reference:

  • How LASPO has affected access to justice views on the post-implementation review and the criminal legal aid review;

  • The role of the Legal Aid Agency;

  • Recruitment and retention problems among legal aid professionals;