Wales imprisonment rate highest in Western Europe

Posted on 16 January 2019 by Luke Nicholas

New Justice Report issued by the Wales Governance Centre   Wales has the highest imprisonment rate in Western Europe, according to research by Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre. ‘Sentencing and Immediate Custody in Wales: A Factfile’, published today (Wednesday Jan 16) provides a detailed statistical comparison of sentencing and immediate custody figures in Wales and
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‘Non-white offenders more likely to be jailed in Wales’, WGC research reveals

Posted on 9 January 2019 by Luke Nicholas

During the Christmas break, the Western Mail published an article by Martin Shipton highlighting the latest findings from the Justice and Jurisdiction project being undertaken by Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre. The deeply concerning findings will form part of a full report due in the coming weeks. The article is republished below.   ‘Non-white offenders
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Michelle O’Neill delivers Annual Lecture – Video

Posted on 11 December 2018 by Luke Nicholas

Michelle O’Neill MLA, the Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin, delivered the 2018 Wales Governance Centre Annual Lecture at the Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay. An audience including Welsh political party leaders, Irish people from Wales, representatives of third sector organisations and Cardiff University students enjoyed an engaging Question & Answer session led by Professor Richard
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Hain and Silk call for new Act of Union

Posted on 29 November 2018 by Luke Nicholas

Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre was delighted to host a discussion session by Peter Hain and Paul Silk on the Constitution Reform Group’s draft Act of Union bill this week (November 26th) at the Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay. Dr Rachel Minto chaired the event, which stimulated a debate on whether a federal UK could
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Self-harm and violence rates in Young Offender Institutions

Posted on 13 November 2018 by Luke Nicholas

New statistics reveal shocking picture in England and Wales Figures published today by Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre reveal the true extent of self-harm and violence at Young Offender Institutions (YOIs) in England and Wales. The previously unpublished figures, obtained from the Youth Justice Board via the Freedom of Information Act*, provide a unique insight into
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Welsh Third Sector’s Brexit asks shared with Welsh Government

Posted on 24 October 2018 by Luke Nicholas

Third sector organisations have today presented their Brexit asks to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Mark Drakeford AM, drawing on findings from the Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit (the Forum). The Forum is a joint initiative set up in summer 2018 between Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre (WGC) to help the third sector better
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Michelle O’Neill to deliver 2018 Annual Lecture

Posted on 23 October 2018 by Luke Nicholas

“The Future of the Union after Brexit” Michelle O’Neill MLA, Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán (Deputy Leader) and the party’s leader in the Northern Ireland Assembly, will deliver the Wales Governance Centre’s 2018 Annual Lecture. As MLA for Mid Ulster since 2007, Michelle O’Neill has served in the Executive as Minister for Agriculture and as Minister
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WGC Imprisonment report shapes Welsh justice policy

Posted on 16 October 2018 by Luke Nicholas

The Welsh Government held a National Assembly debate (October 9th) on the Wales Governance Centre report “Imprisonment in Wales: A Factfile”. Assembly Members from across the political spectrum spoke to welcome the report, whilst expressing concern at its findings on prison disturbances, self-harm incidents and assaults. Previously, the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public
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Assembly vote paves way for Welsh Parliament

Posted on 15 October 2018 by Luke Nicholas

Professor Laura McAllister, of Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre, has welcomed last week’s vote to allow the introduction of new legislation to reform the National Assembly for Wales. The Professor of Public Policy chaired an Expert Panel on Electoral Reform which concluded in a comprehensive report that significant reform was needed. The Llywydd has indicated
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