Court finds against Government in win for transparency, ruling fear of publicity is no justification for routine redaction of names, after successful JUSTICE intervention

November 17, 2023

Last week, the cross-party law reform charity JUSTICE intervened in the case of R (IA & others) v S/S Home Department & S/S Levelling up, Housing and Communities in the High Court. Today [17/11/23] the Court ruled against the Government and in line with JUSTICE’s submissions. In the case, the Government proposed to redact routinely […]

Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill

On 25 September 2023, JUSTICE hosted a roundtable to discuss the recent Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill. Chaired by former JUSTICE Scotland Chair, Shelagh McCall KC, the roundtable was attended by practitioners, academics, victim support organisations, researchers and policymakers, including representatives from the Scottish Government. The purpose of the roundtable was to discuss […]

Future Prison Population and Estate Capacity

October 31, 2023

In October 2023, JUSTICE submitted written evidence to the Justice Committee’s inquiry into Future prison population and estate capacity. Our submission outlined the current state of the prison system in numbers: a population of 88,225 as at 13 October 2023, just over 500 short of the “usable operational capacity” which then existed.  That population is […]

JUSTICE Annual General Meeting 2023

The JUSTICE 2023 AGM will be held virtually via Zoom at 5.30pm on 8 November 2023. Members can join the meeting via this link or with the Meeting ID: 871 0291 6040 Passcode: 014757 Registration for the meeting will start at 5pm, with the opportunity for members to network with staff ahead of the meeting, […]