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‘Non-white offenders more likely to be jailed in Wales’, WGC research reveals

9 January 2019

New research has revealed that people from black and other non-white backgrounds are more likely to be jailed in Wales than in England when convicted of the same offence.

Michelle O’Neill delivers Annual Lecture – Video

11 December 2018

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.

Hain and Silk call for new Act of Union

29 November 2018

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.

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Self-harm and violence rates revealed at Young Offender Institutions

13 November 2018

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.

Welsh Third Sector’s Brexit asks shared with Welsh Government

24 October 2018

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.

Michelle O’Neill to deliver 2018 Annual Lecture

23 October 2018

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.

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WGC imprisonment report shapes Welsh justice policy

16 October 2018

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.

Assembly vote paves way for Welsh Parliament

15 October 2018

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.

May’s ‘Precious Union’ has little support in Brexit Britain

9 October 2018

Theresa May’s ‘precious Union’ has little in the way of meaningful support from her own supporters or self-professed Unionists in other parties, research suggests.

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New data reveals scale of drug and alcohol finds in Welsh prisons

10 September 2018

Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre has presented new findings on drugs, alcohol and homelessness to the House of Commons’ Welsh Affairs Committee.