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Welcome to the Department for Constitutional Affairs

We are responsible in government for upholding justice, rights and democracy.

Our objectives are to:

In order to serve the public more effectively, we are driving forward improvements to the justice system, and modernising and safeguarding the constitution.

We aim to empower citizens to obtain justice, safeguard their rights, and participate in a transparent and accountable democratic process.

What's new?

» Inquiries Bill - Third reading 28 February
[1 March 2005]

» National mediation helpline launch
[1 March 2005]

» Amendment to 38th update of Civil Procedure Rules - extension of Telephone Hearings pilot
[28 February 2005]

» Speech by David Lammy: Human rights under attack
[25 February 2005]

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