Rejected petition Create a Welsh Law/Judicial system, separate from England - just as Scotland/N.Ireland do
At the moment Welsh polices & courts are just another part of England.
Wales needs to be on par with Scotland & N. Ireland, & should have full control of its justice system - with powers to run policing, prisons & appoint its own judges.
The people of Wales are being let down by the system in its current form as found in a commission made by Lord John Thomas of Cwmgiedd: https://gov.wales/commission-justice-Wales
Why was this petition rejected?
It’s about something that the Senedd or Welsh Government is not responsible for.
The Government of Wales Act 2006 establishes the extent of the Senedd’s power to make new laws and amend existing law (also known as legislative competence). Schedules 7A and 7B of the 2006 Act set out the issues which are ‘restricted’ or ‘reserved’ - i.e. areas where the UK Parliament, not the Senedd, can legislate.
Schedule 7A reserves the single legal jurisdiction of England and Wales by reserving the core elements of the shared legal system of England and Wales, namely; the courts, judges, civil and criminal proceedings, pardons for criminal offences, private international law and judicial review of administrative action.
Petitions must concern an issue on which the Senedd or the Welsh Government can take direct action and, therefore, we are not able to accept this petition.
Further information about the powers and responsibilities of the Senedd can be found here: https://senedd.wales/en/abthome/role-of-assembly-how-it-works/Pages/Powers.aspx
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