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  • Criminal Justice & Courts Bill HoL Committee Stage Joint Briefing Author: CRAE,Standing Committee on Youth Justice, the Howard League for Penal Reform Date: July 2014 Joint Briefing on the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill for Committee Stage in the House of Lords.

    The briefing addresses Part 2 of the Bill, which would introduce secure colleges as a new form of youth custody. We are opposed to secure colleges.
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  • Criminal Justice and Courts Bill - short press briefing Author: CRAE Date: July 2014 A short press briefing from CRAE outlining concerns about plans in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill to build a huge, new prison for children. Read more
  • Joint Briefing on Residence Test Author: Public Law Project, Bindmans LLP. Liberty, CRAE and others Date: July 2014 Joint briefing paper on the 'residence test' in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the Order which would bring it into effect. The test would affect vulnerable children and flout the UK's obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Read more
  • Criminal Justice and Courts Bill - Lords Briefing Author: CRAE, the Standing Committee on Youth Justice, the Howard League for Penal Reform Date: June 2014 Briefing from CRAE, the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Standing Committee for Youth Justice (SCYJ) for the House of Lords Second Reading of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, focusing on the proposals for "secure colleges" and the use of coercive force on children in custody. Read more
  • UK Concluding Observations under OP on Sale of Children Author: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Date: June 2014 UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Concluding Observations in respect of the United Kingdom's implementation of the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography. Read more
  • CRAE response to CQC consultation: How we regulate, inspect and rate services Author: CRAE Date: June 2014 CRAE response to the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) consultation on how they regulate, inspect and rate services, focusing on CQC's proposed human rights approach. Read more
  • Criminal Justice and Courts Bill - House of Commons Report Stage Briefing Author: CRAE, the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Standing Committee for Youth Justice Date: May 2014 Briefing from CRAE, the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Standing Committee for Youth Justice (SCYJ) for the House of Commons Report stage of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, focusing on the proposals for "secure colleges".
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  • Criminal Justice and Courts Bill - House of Commons Committee Briefings Author: CRAE, the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Standing Committee for Youth Justice Date: March 2014 Briefings from CRAE, the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Standing Committee for Youth Justice for the House of Commons Committee stage of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, focusing on the proposals for "secure colleges". Read more
  • State of Children's Rights in London Author: CRAE Date: March 2014 Report analysing the extent to which children in London enjoy their rights. Based on statistics, freedom of information requests and focus groups with children and young people, the report uncovers huge disparities across London. Read more
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