UK & other courts
Phil Newby, who has motor neurone disease, has launched a legal challenge to the law on assisted dying, claiming that its outlawing by the Suicide Act 1961 is outdated.
Evaluation of UK’s international obligations
Academics from the University of Essex have found that, in police facial recognition software, matches were only correct in a fifth of cases and the system was likely to break human rights laws.
UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU
Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator, Olly Robbins, is to quit his role shortly after the new Prime Minister takes over in July.
Supporters of the two Conservative leadership candidates have sought to play down the chances of a no-deal Brexit, after business groups reiterated their warnings about the economic damage this could wreak.
Jeremy Hunt has stated he would allow a no-deal Brexit with a heavy heart in an attempt to burnish his credentials with Eurosceptic Conservatives.
John Bercow has blocked a plan to stop no deal Brexit by cutting off Government spending.
European leaders have warned the next Prime Minister they will not shift position on Brexit as Ursula von der Leyen was nominated as the new European Commission chief. However, British officials are overall relieved at the appointments, with von der Leyen seen as someone the UK can work with.
The House of Lords has voted in favour of an authoritative and independent assessment on no-deal Brexit.