On 8 March 2022, the Catholic Union submitted a response to the Government Consultation “Human Rights Act Reform: A Modern Bill of Rights”. For the… Read More »Response to Human Rights Act Reform consultation
Please find below the free Catholic Union guide to Parliamentary Bills. A step by step guide to help understand how laws are made and developed… Read More »Catholic Union Guide to Parliamentary Bills
Below you can find a free, useful guide compiled by the Catholic Union on effectively contacting your MP on issues that matter to you and… Read More »Catholic Union Guide to Contacting your MP
On 8 December 2021, Bill C-4 received Royal Assent in Canada. The legislation came into force on 7 January 2022, creating the following new offences:… Read More »Catholic Union Briefing on Canada’s Conversion Therapy Ban
On 29 October, Elizabeth Truss MP launched the Banning Conversion Therapy Government Consultation. The consultation, which will close at 23:45 on 10 December 2021, seeks… Read More »Catholic Union Briefing: LGBT Conversion Therapy Consultation
The Draft Online Safety Bill proposes to confer various powers on the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and OFCOM to regulate… Read More »Draft Online Safety Bill: Additional Notes on Freedom of Expression & Delegated Powers
On 12 May 2021, the Draft Online Safety Bill was published along with Explanatory Notes, an Impact Assessment and a Delegated Powers Memorandum. A Joint… Read More »Catholic Union Briefing: Draft Online Safety 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… Read More »Catholic Union Briefing: Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill
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… Read More »Catholic Union Briefing: New Plan for Immigration
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 JCHR is conducting an inquiry into freedom of expression, which includes possible changes to hate speech law, behaviour on social media, and the use of Public Space Protection Orders.