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Who are the UK Bill of Rights Commission’s ‘human rights experts’? – Legal Week

“The much trumpeted commission on a UK Bill of Rights has been launched by the Ministry of Justice. It is pretty much as was recently leaked, although it will now have eight rather than six experts chaired by Sir Leigh Lewis, a former Permanent Secretary to the Department of Work and Pensions.”

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Legal Week, 21st March 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

Commission on a UK Bill of Rights launched – Ministry of Justice

“An independent Commission to investigate the case for a UK Bill of Rights has been launched today by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Clarke.”

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Ministry of Justice, 18th March 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Deadlock likely on commission pondering a British bill of rights – The Guardian

“The government commission that is to investigate the case for a British bill of rights looks set to be deadlocked from the start, with its members evenly split between human rights act supporters and sceptics.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lords committee criticises government plans for constitutional reform – The Guardian

“A collection of peers has criticised the government’s proposed constitutional changes, concluding that the reforms will strengthen the executive’s grip on parliament.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MPs ‘denied enough time to study electoral reform bill’ – The Guardian

“MPs have been denied an ‘adequate opportunity’ to scrutinise legislation paving the way for a referendum on reform of the voting system, it was claimed today.”

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Voting reform ballot planned for May – The Guardian

“The coalition government is to test its unity by announcing that it plans to stage a referendum on voting reform next May, amid signs that Labour enthusiasm for the reform is wavering owing to the party’s growing hostility to the Liberal Democrats.”

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The Guardian, 1st July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010

Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

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