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Rally planned as Parliament to debate compassionate assisted dying law

On 22 October, for the first time in years, the UK Parliament will debate legislation to legalise assisted dying for the terminally ill. Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, fully supports the Assisted Dying Bill as a landmark step towards much-needed reform. It will be… Read more »

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Chris Packham’s Wild Justice group dismissed in the High Court again

Leading rural organisations have reacted positively to the High Court’s dismissal of Wild Justice’s ‘speculative’ attempt to judicial review Defra’s most recent burning legislation in England. The attempted judicial review had sought to disrupt the Heather and Grass Burning (England) Regulations 2021 that bans heather burning on our most protected sites with peat of more… Read more »

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The CPS have decided to charge a police sergeant over an alleged assault during the G20 protests.
CPS to charge G20 police officer

By politics.co.uk staff The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have taken the decision to charge a police sergeant over an alleged assault during the G20 protests. The charges relate to the alleged attack of Nicola Fisher, who was one of the protesters who was ‘kettled’ during the G20 demonstrations in London this April. Ms Fisher claims… Read more »

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Concerns were raised today about the treatment of people with mental health problems by the criminal justice system.
CPS failing victims with mental health problems

By Liz Stephens Concerns were raised today about the treatment of people with mental health problems by the criminal justice system. A report by an influential group of MPs expressed “deep concerns” that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is failing victims and witnesses with a history of mental illness. The report says: “Victims and witnesses… Read more »