Senedd with Welsh flag over laid

Governing Wales

The Problem
The National Assembly for Wales is celebrating 20 years of government. During this period, it has gained increasing powers to develop law and policy in this country. Researchers at the School of Law have contributed to research analysing its progress and making suggestions for the future in a variety of different contexts; from children’s rights and youth justice to environmental protection and the development of a separate jurisdiction for Wales.

The Method
Our researchers have engaged with a variety of organisations across Wales, including Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales, to assist in developing Welsh law and policy and respond to challenges such as Brexit. 

The Impact
There are several examples of law, policy and change in practice that have been influenced by our researchers. For example, the Observatory on Human Rights of Children was instrumental in shaping legislation in Wales to embed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Welsh Law.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Swansea University Research Themes