Lawyers and Judges at Risk Globally APPG

First Registered: 06/10/2021 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To raise awareness of the challenges faced by lawyers and judges around the world and seek comprehensive responses to these issues.

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Recent Documents related to Lawyers and Judges at Risk Globally

1. Call on the UK Government to provide Afghan Judges and Lawyers at risk sanctuary
11/09/2021 - Petitions

Found: to Afghan female judges and lawyers at risk. Afghan female judges and lawyers at risk were not eligible

2. Open letters between HM Treasury and Bank of England, June 2020
18/06/2020 - HM Treasury
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Found: response; t he horizon over which the MPC judges it is appropriate to return inflation to the

3. The Law Society - written evidence
18/12/2018 - Inquiry: Global Britain and South America - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: appoint and remove judges, the insecurity of their tenure, and harassment of judges in Venezuela constitute

4. International Financial Centres Forum - written evidence
06/11/2018 - Inquiry: The future of the UK Overseas Territories - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: specialise in particular niche areas and attract a globally-diverse clientele that cannot be matched elsewhere

5. Help Evacuate and Resettle Female Afghan Judges.
03/10/2021 - Petitions

Found: power to immediately give refuge to female Afghan judges. They stood for the rule of law, a more just, inclusive

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Recent Speeches related to Lawyers and Judges at Risk Globally

1. Leaving the EU: Legal Services
21/11/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: because of the excellence of our professional lawyers and judges and because of foreign parties’ trust in - Speech Link
2: for the legal sector. The impact of Brexit on lawyers, law firms and legal practices will be significant - Speech Link
3: law firm should be treated as equal to domestic lawyers and firms. There is therefore no great benefit - Speech Link

2. Leaving the EU: Justice System
29/03/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: really powerful point. Is not the issue here that judges do not want to be dragged into the political arena - Speech Link
2: Broad wording on such a political topic lays the judges open to such things, because if they are obliged - Speech Link
3: and Eurojust—that support police, prosecutors and judges. We also have information-sharing tools that give - Speech Link

3. Afghanistan (International Relations and Defence Committee Report)
24/01/2022 - Grand Committee

1: persecution. We also warned that there was“a real risk that the principal national security challenges - Speech Link
2: the West will need to rebuild its credibility globally and it will take some time for this to happen - Speech Link
3: failures since August. As we said:“There is a real risk that … the gains … could be lost.” Now we know that - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
02/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: before he came to Parliament to support youths at risk of reoffending. He will be interested to know that - Speech Link
2: questioning this Government’s commitment, because the globally respected Human Rights Watch recently published - Speech Link
3: judicial function and is a matter for judges, but I know that judges do prioritise the most urgent cases - Speech Link

5. Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] (Law Commission Bill)
11/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: heard many examples of highly experienced lawyers and judges spending too much time trying to disentangle - Speech Link
2: process began in 2014. In fact, even before that judges had been trying to persuade the ministry to let - Speech Link
3: and difficult to understand, even for experienced judges and practitioners.”The services, as represented - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Lawyers and Judges at Risk Globally
1. Judges
asked by: Nadia Whittome
... what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of judges available for criminal trials.

2. Judges
asked by: Nadia Whittome
... what steps his Department is taking to prevent the last minute cancellation of court hearings as a result of a lack of availability of judges.

3. Judges
asked by: Yasmin Qureshi
... how many days judges sat in total in England in each month of 2019.

4. Judges: Coronavirus
asked by: Sarah Olney
... what steps his Department is taking to support fee-paid judges who have not earned enough this year to repay the loan offered by the judicial hardship fund.

5. Judges: Resignations
asked by: Claudia Webbe
... sexual orientation or disability discrimination in the last two years.

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6 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Kennedy of Shaws Portrait
Baroness Kennedy of Shaws
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 6th October 2021
Lord Collins of Highbury Portrait
Lord Collins of Highbury
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 6th October 2021
Lord Mackay of Clashfern Portrait
Lord Mackay of Clashfern
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 6th October 2021
1 APPG Membership
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Yasmin Qureshi MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7019.


Public Enquiry Point:

Emily Foale, International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, 5 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1LG


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