Rule of Law APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To promote parliamentary and public discussion of the rule of law as a practical concept and to mainstream the importance of the rule of law in Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Rule of Law

1. Insolvency (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019
22/07/2019 - Secondary Legislation

Found: Rules 2018(3) are amended as follows. 137B.—(1) In rule 1.2(1)— (a)omit the following definitions— (i)“local

2. Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law - written evidence
30/04/2019 - Inquiry: Court and Tribunal Reforms - Justice Committee
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Found: Centre for the Rule of Law  Written evidence from the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (CTS0065)Introduction The

3. The Law Society - written evidence
18/12/2018 - Inquiry: Global Britain and South America - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: Written evidence - The Law SocietyWritten evidence from The Law Society of England and Wales (SAM0006) Executive

4. Breach of Union rule decision: Jones v UNISON
17/12/2019 - Certification Officer
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Found: Breach of Union rule decision: Jones v UNISON - GOV.UK

5. Breach of Union rule decision: Dunham v Society of Radiographers
22/11/2019 - Certification Officer
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Found: Breach of Union rule decision: Dunham v Society of Radiographers - GOV

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Rule of Law

1. Rule of Law: Law Officers
15/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Government what role the Law Officers have in ensuring that the rule of law is maintained in (1) the - Speech Link
2: to advise and to stipulate adherence to the rule of law. Our advice is confidential, and it is fundamentally - Speech Link
3: retain confidence in the Lord Chancellor and the law officers of the Crown when they acquiesce in the - Speech Link

2. Lord Chancellor’s Oath and the Rule of Law
14/10/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the Lord Chancellor’s oath and the rule of law.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link

3. Rule of Law
10/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: the Government have not proposed any breach of UK law. On occasions, tensions can arise between our domestic - Speech Link
2: Government are deliberately breaking international law will be thrown in the UK’s face for years. Expect - Speech Link

4. European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (Rule of Law)
09/09/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: the importance of the rule of law and Ministers’ obligation to comply with the law.”I call the Leader - Speech Link
2: the importance of the rule of law and Ministers’ obligation to comply with the law.I welcome the - Speech Link
3: meetings with all Opposition party leaders.A law has been passed by this House and by the other place - Speech Link

5. Rule of Law (Enforcement by Public Authorities)
03/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: and take enforcement action for breaches of the law; to make provision for sanctions for failing to take - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Rule of Law
1. Rule of Law
asked by: Lord Jones of Cheltenham
30/09/2020
... when such a list would be available.

2. Rule of Law
asked by: Lord Jones of Cheltenham
19/10/2020
... whether they plan to provide guidance to the courts on how to handle cases where a defendant cites the United Kingdom Internal Market Act as a precedent for breaking the law in a specific and limited way which should be acquitted without penalty.

3. Rule of Law
asked by: Angela Crawley
08/12/2020
...What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on upholding the rule of law.

4. Rule of Law
asked by: Stuart C McDonald
08/12/2020
...What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on upholding the rule of law.

5. Rule of Law
asked by: Alan Brown
08/12/2020
...What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on upholding the rule of law.

Latest Questions
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7 Current APPG Officers
Lord Anderson of Ipswich Portrait
Lord Anderson of Ipswich
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
1 APPG Membership
Uyghurs
Joanna Cherry Portrait
Joanna Cherry
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Edinburgh South West
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Pannick Portrait
Lord Pannick
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Portrait
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb
Vice Chair
Green Party - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Robert Neill MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8169.

Email: bob.neill.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Andrew Hodge, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP. Tel: 020 7862 5169

Email: a.hodge@binghamcentre.biicl.org

Secretariat:

Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law acts as the group's secretariat. https://binghamcentre.biicl.org/

Group's Website:

https://binghamcentre.biicl.org/appg-rule-of-law

Benefits in Kind
Date
8 Feb 2021
Source
Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
Description
Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law is funded by Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust to act as the group's secretariat   From : 08/02/2021 To : 07/02/2022
Value
£19,501
Date
4 Jul 2019
Source
Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
Description
Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law is funded by The Legal Education Foundation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 04/07/2019 To : 03/07/2020
Value
£22,501
Date
4 Jul 2018
Source
Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2018 To : 03/07/2019
Value
£21,001
Date
4 Jul 2017
Source
Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
Description
Secretariat   From : 04/07/2017 To : 03/07/2018
Value
£28,501
Date
1 Nov 2016
Source
Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
Description
Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law is funded by The Legal Education Foundation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 01/11/2016 To : 31/10/2018
Value
£49,501
Date
22 Sep 2015
Source
Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
Description
Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law is funded by The Legal Education Foundation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 22/09/2015 To : 31/10/2016
Value
£43,501
Date
3 Jun 2015
Source
Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
Description
Secretariat   From : 03/06/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£13,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Rule of Law APPG

Former APPG Officers
Dominic Grieve Portrait
Dominic Grieve
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Former Member for Beaconsfield
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Woolf Portrait
Lord Woolf
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life Peer (judicial)
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
University of Hull
Norman Lamb Portrait
Norman Lamb
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for North Norfolk
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Emily Thornberry Portrait
Emily Thornberry
Vice Chair
Labour - Islington South and Finsbury
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Robert Neill Portrait
Robert Neill
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bromley and Chislehurst
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Keir Starmer Portrait
Keir Starmer
Vice Chair
Labour - Holborn and St Pancras
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st July 2019
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
Sir Edward Garnier
Vice Chair
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Jesse Norman Portrait
Jesse Norman
Vice Chair
Conservative - Hereford and South Herefordshire
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
No other APPG Memberships