Race Relations (Amendment) Bill

Race Relations (Amendment) Bill

Today’s seed brings tomorrow’s harvest and so in principle I welcome this Bill as an extension to the┬áRace Relations Act 1976. I support the intention to make the police and other public authorities liable under the Act. But there is a problem. The Bill gives effect to only part of the recommendations of the Macpherson report on the Stephen Lawrence …

Lord Taylor of Warwick, Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill

There have been a number of references to black defendants during our debate. I do not put myself forward as an expert witness on the issue simply because I have a black skin, but I have represented a number of black clients in the criminal courts over the years. What I have found is that, rather than seeking an O. …