Category: Briefing Papers

Catholic Union Briefing: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill

In May 2021, the Government introduced the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill to Parliament. The purpose of the Bill is to make provision in relation to freedom of speech and academic freedom in higher education institutions and in students’ unions; and for connected purposes. Read the Catholic Union’s briefing note on the Bill here: […]

Catholic Union Briefing: New Plan for Immigration

In July 2021, the Government introduced the Nationality and Borders Bill to Parliament. The Bill seeks to put the proposals contained within the New Plan for Immigration into legislation. The purpose of the Bill is to make provision about nationality, asylum and immigration; to make provision about victims of slavery or human trafficking; to provide a […]

“Freedom of expression for believers is under threat” warns Catholic Union

The Catholic Union has warned that freedom of expression is under threat from an increasing failure to accept the legitimacy of different views in society.   It follows the Catholic Union submitting evidence to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) on a wide range of matters concerning freedom of expression.   The […]

Catholic Union warns against undermining freedom of expression

The Catholic Union has warned against making any changes to hate crime legislation that risk undermining freedom of expression.   In response to a Law Commission consultation on potential changes to hate crime laws, the Catholic Union said that “protection of the individual citizen against the weaponization of the criminal law is one of the […]

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