Skip to content

Tags

Search
1 Clear this search

You are viewing WEEKLY UPDATE, All items

Weekly Update

The Rule of Law is part of a broader set of democratic values that no society can afford to take for granted. The world was starkly reminded of this two weeks ago when rioters invaded the Capitol building in Washington DC and attempted to disrupt the formal ascertainment and ratification of the US Presidential election result. The need for vigilance about Rule of Law threats has rarely been so apparent. Fortunately, we are seeing the birth of important new initiatives to identify and respond…

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update

In this last Weekly Update of 2020, we at the Bingham Centre would like to express our deep appreciation to you, our readers, for your loyal support of the Centre. 2020 has been an extraordinarily difficult year for the entire world, and the extraordinary and unprecedented challenges of a global health emergency have subjected the Rule of Law, already under severe strain in many of our democracies, to new stresses. It is good to be able to close the year, therefore, with a Rule of Law good…

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update

As the UK teeters on the brink of a No Deal exit from the European Union, amid growing signs of the significant damage that would cause to business and investor confidence in the UK and to the strength of its currency , we have collaborated with the City of London, our supporter law firm Jones Day and Prospect magazine to produce a new Report on the Rule of Law, published this week, which focuses on the importance to the UK economy of its international reputation as a global…

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update

With another significant backbench rebellion brewing over the necessity and proportionality of the restrictions announced by the Government this week when the current national lockdown ends, the Rule of Law remains front and centre in the political debate about the Government's handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Covid Recovery Group of Conservative MPs is concerned by a number of features of the legislative process for Coronavirus regulations: the lack of impact assessment or cost-benefit…

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update

One of the most significant Rule of Law failures of recent years in the UK, the Windrush scandal, was back in the headlines this week, as the Home Affairs Committee announced a new inquiry into the Windrush Compensation Scheme. The announcement of the inquiry followed the revelation that the most senior black Home Office employee working on the administration of the compensation scheme has resigned, describing the scheme as "systemically racist and unfit for purpose". In its report earlier…

WEEKLY UPDATE
-
Keep In Touch