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Assisted dying proposals in Jersey lodged – Humanists Comment

The legalisation of assisted dying in Jersey has taken another step as proposals have been lodged in the States Assembly. Channel Island Humanists welcomes the proposals, as another part of the British Isle moves closer to a compassionate end-of-life law. The proposals will allow residents of Jersey who are intolerably suffering from a physical, incurable condition… Read more »

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BASC welcomes significant improvement on GL43

BASC has welcomed the announcement by the Secretary of State for Defra of a new general licence (GL45) for the release of game birds (pheasant and red legged partridges) on or near certain Special Protection Areas (SPAs) in England. After the chaos of last year’s announcement at short notice, BASC has achieved significant improvements to… Read more »

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The attorney general has failed in her constitutional duties, says report

A cross-party report has found that political attacks on judges by ministers were not “constitutionally… proper” and may appear to compromise the independence of the judiciary. Ministers have a duty to protect judicial independence. But the All Party Parliamentary Group on Democracy and the Constitution concluded that the politicisation of key constitutional offices means that… Read more »