Public Lecture: Getting justice for Wales
Mick Antoniw MS
24 June 2021
The new Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution, Mick Antoniw MS, will deliver an online public lecture for Aberystwyth University’s Department of Law and Criminology on Thursday 8 July 2021.
In the lecture entitled ‘Getting justice for Wales’, Mick Antoniw MS will discuss justice as the most significant area, from a constitutional perspective, where Wales’ democratic institutions lack the responsibilities available to equivalents in Scotland and Northern Ireland. He will recap the Commission on Justice in Wales’ findings, discuss issues with the current settlement and set out how the case for devolution of policing and justice in Wales can be progressed.
In the context of the Welsh Government’s landmark publication, ‘Reforming our Union: shared governance in the UK’, the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution will also outline how he intends to “engage Welsh citizens in shaping a new vision for a strong Wales in a successful UK”.
The lecture will be delivered online at 2pm on Thursday 8 July 2021. All are welcome to attend but will need to register in advance of the event at:
Professor Emyr Lewis, Head of the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University, said: “Mick Antoniw MS has lectured widely, both as a Member of the Senedd and as a practitioner, across Wales, the UK and internationally on matters relating to justice. It will be of great interest to hear his views on how the new Government in Cardiff proposes to implement the recommendations of the Commission on Justice in Wales chaired by Lord Thomas of Cwmgïedd.”
About Mick Antoniw MS
Mick Antoniw MS studied law at Cardiff University, and was a partner at Trade Union solicitors Thompsons, before being elected to the Senedd in 2011. Since then he has served as Welsh Labour and Cooperative Member of the Senedd for Pontypridd and Taff Ely. He served as Counsel General from June 2016 to November 2017, the Welsh Government’s chief legal adviser and representative in the courts. He was appointed Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution in May 2021.