Freedom of information? Blair-Bush phone calls “may be suppressed”

It is reported in the Guardian today that: An explosive transcript of one of Tony Blair’s final conversations with George Bush before the invasion of Iraq may be suppressed by the coalition government, Whitehall sources have confirmed. How will the Government do […]

Should prisoners have the right to vote?

It is reported today that the UK has been taken to task by the Council of Europe’s new human rights commissioner for failing to implement a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights on […]

A new President for the UK Supreme Court

It was announced earlier today that the UK Supreme Court is to have a new President. Lord Neuberger – who is presently the Master of the Rolls: the senior judge in the Court of Appeal […]

House of Lords reform: the politics

It is already looking unlikely that the House of Lords Reform Bill will be enacted – at least in the form in which it was originally introduced, and on which I posted yesterday. There are […]

A British Bill of Rights?

The Commission on a Bill of Rights is considering whether the Human Rights Act 1998 should be replaced, or supplemented, by a “British Bill of Rights”. Today, it issued a consultation paper asking for views […]

“Law in Focus”

The Law Faculty at Cambridge has just launched a series of short videos called “Law in Focus”, in which issues of current legal interest are explained and commented on by Faculty members with expertise in […]

Reform of the House of Lords: the proposals

In an earlier post, I explained some of the background to the question of House of Lords reform. But exactly what sort of reforms are proposed – and how can you find out about them? […]