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Prisoner voting

I took part in a panel discussion last night at a conference in London on ‘Challenges to Implementing the Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: Dialogues on Prisoner Voting Rights’.  The panel comprised Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, … Continue reading

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Prisoner voting rights

The issue of whether or not prisoners should have the right to vote is highly contentious and the previous and the present Government would rather the issue had not arisen.  Given the continuing pressure from the European Court of Human Rights, the … Continue reading

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Busy day…

It has been a fairly hectic day.  The morning was devoted to committee work.  At 9.30 I had a meeting of the Joint Committee on the Voter Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill – we took evidence from former Lord Chancellor Lord Mackay … Continue reading

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Prisoner voting

At this morning’s meeting of the Joint Committee on the Draft Voter Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill, we took evidence from Jack Straw and David Davis.  Both have led the campaign in the Commons to maintain a blanket ban on prisoners being … Continue reading

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I may be going to prison….

Okay, it is only to visit.  Yesterday, was another full day.  In the morning, I was giving a talk to parliamentarians from different countries about the efficacy of parliaments in scrutinising legislation.  Between 1.00 and 2.30 p.m. I had to … Continue reading

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