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Humanists UK comment on assisted dying report – positive but a missed opportunity

The Health and Social Care Committee’s report on assisted dying has been published today. Humanists UK has welcomed the evidence-based nature of the report, but expressed disappointment that the committee missed the opportunity to draw firm conclusions or recommend specific changes to the law. Although the report does not make any recommendations for or against legislative… Read more »

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MDU welcomes GMC apology over historic homophobic laws

Today the GMC has issued a formal apology for taking regulatory action against a number of doctors because they had convictions based on sexuality. The GMC has said it is ‘truly sorry’ for compounding the harm caused by homophobic laws and attitudes, that were in place into the 1980s and beyond. Reacting to the news, Dr Caroline… 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 »