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Criminal law news from UK Parliament.

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Effectiveness of drugs strategy examined in new inquiry
The Home Affairs Committee hears from legal experts, academic and representatives of campaign groups
26 April 2022
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Armed Forces Bill completes passage through Parliament
Members conclude considerations of Commons reasons on amendments. Catch up
15 December 2021
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Former Home Secretary Lord Blunkett questioned by MPs on IPP sentences
MPs on the Justice Committee hear from Lord Blunkett as part of their ongoing inquiry into IPP sentences.
03 December 2021
Lords debates migrants arriving illegally
Members discuss migrants arriving in the UK illegally by boat under. Catch up
26 November 2021
Dominic Raab to face Justice Committee for first time as Lord Chancellor
Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor Dominic Raab to make his first appearance before MPs on the Justice Committee
25 November 2021
Government must learn lessons from the use of criminal law in the covid-19 pandemic
Committee publishes report on Covid-19 and the criminal law
24 September 2021
Lengthy sentencing for children and young people risks breaching human rights law
JCHR calls for rethink of Sentencing Bill
23 September 2021
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Justice Committee launches inquiry into IPP sentences
The Justice Committee launches an inquiry into indeterminate sentences of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP)
21 September 2021
Legal aid needs urgent reform to secure fairness of the justice system
Legal aid is in urgent need of reform to protect the fairness of the justice
27 July 2021
Four short debates in the Lords
Climate change targets, ethnicity and child poverty, neurological services and perpetrators of genocide are in the Lords spotlight. Find out more about Thursday debates in May
28 May 2021
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Overseas operations bill concludes parliamentary stages
Lords discusses torture offences and duty of care to service personnel. Find out more
29 April 2021
National Security and Investment Bill completes final stage
Bill awaits Royal Assent
28 April 2021
Domestic Abuse Bill becomes law
During the course of its progress through the House of Lords, members successfully campaigned to make changes to the draft law
28 April 2021
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