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

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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