Ministerial changes at the MoJ and the implications for human rights reform

Professor Mark Elliott | Public Law for Everyone

Some potentially significant changes to the ministerial team at the Ministry of Justice have been announced. Along with the appointment of Liberal Democrat Simon Hughes – who replaces Lord McNally – as Minister of State, Lord Faulks QC is joining the department as a further (and unpaid) Minister of State. The former appointment – given Hughes’s relatively high profile as Deputy Leader of his party, and his criticism of the Government’s recent legal aid proposals – is perhaps the more eye-catching one.

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