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Archive for May 10th, 2007

Ministry of Justice

And so we start a new era.  The Department for Constitutional Affairs is now The Ministry of Justice (Although the old DCA website remains for archive purposes).

Lord Falconer, Lord Chancellor and  Secretary of State for Justice (For the time being?) kicks off with “The Ministry of Justice provides the opportunity for the whole justice system to work together better than ever before. The justice system is here to serve the public and we must give the public the system it deserves. Justice needs a Ministry of Justice.”

It will be interesting to see how the new Ministry deals with prison overcrowding and interaction with the judges.

Meanwhile… in an altogether different vein, How about this? 

“Unholy row at soccer game”  BBC 

A friendship-building football match between Muslim and Christian clergy in Norway was called off after a row over the participation of women players. Muslim Imams had refused to play against women because it went against their beliefs about close physical contact with the opposite sex. But when the church decided to drop its women players, the priests’ team captain walked out in protest.

Full story…. 

UK Law Bloggers Conference

The first UK Law Bloggers onference organised by geeklawyer and Ruthie – is to be held on Friday 18th May.  Geeklawyer asks the questions?  Is “Charon QC” to be allowed at the Rioja before or after his contribution.  (I am speaking at the conference.  I have absolutely no idea, as yet, what I am going to say – but…. I am working on it.)  Details on Geeklawyer’s blog 

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