This Bill is just starting off in the Welsh Assembly. Most importantly for Gypsies and Travellers the Bill introduces a duty on local authorities to provide sites. The first stage involves a consultation process. The deadline for submissions is January 17th. Here is the CLP submission:
The Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the reform of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) is holding an open court for information, proposals and views on the issue of the longer term reform of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights and the ECtHR. This process follows on from the Brighton Declaration adopted in April 2012. It is intended to be open and inclusive, allowing questions to be raised and examined concerning all aspects of the Convention system and the Court. For further information see http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/standardsetting/cddh/reformechr/consultation_EN.asp .
The deadline for submissions is midday (12.00 pm French local time) on Monday 27th January 2014.
Making submissions concerning the European Convention is a big task. TAT will be suggesting that all Gypsy and Traveller Support Groups and representatives link together to produce a joint submission thus making use of all the range of knowledge we have on this subject. Those who are interested in participating please email us at:- .
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) are carrying out a review about the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). Many people are concerned that the Government want to water down or reduce these rights and want to attack the FRA. The deadline for submissions is 13th January 2014. Here is our submission (thanks to Marc Willers of Garden Court for his great assistance):
The JCHR have extended their Legal Aid Inquiry with a fresh call for evidence regarding the Ministry of Justice’s proposals for judicial review reform. Here is our further evidence submission. The deadline for submissions is 27th November.