Category: Briefing Papers

“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 […]

Submission to Parliament on Abortion in Northern Ireland

This submission to Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee opposing the Westminster Parliament legislating on abortion for Northern Ireland was made on 8 December 2018 but was not published at that time due to the rules of the Committee.  The Committee’s Report has now issued and is on Parliament’s website (www.parliament.uk).  The Report contains within it […]

Response to Richmond Council consultation on a PSPO (“buffer zone”) at Rosslyn Road.

On 8 December 2018, the Catholic Union submitted a response to Richmond Council’s consultation exercise on making a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in relation to the abortion facility in Rosslyn Road. Richmond Council Response to Consultation re Abortion Clinic  

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