Public Order Bill

May 23, 2022

The right to protest is a fundamental cornerstone of any democratic society. Protests can be uncomfortable, particularly for those who disagree with them. However, as the Government notes, “freedom of expression is a unique and precious liberty on which the UK has historically placed great emphasis in our traditions of Parliamentary privilege, freedom of the […]

Review of the Vagrancy Act: consultation on effective replacement

May 13, 2022

This submission sets out JUSTICE’s response to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ Review of the Vagrancy Act: consultation on effective replacement. In responding to the consultation, we drew upon existing JUSTICE Working Party reports, including Mental Health and Fair Trial (2017), Solving Housing Disputes (2020), and Tackling Racial Injustice: Children and the […]

JUSTICE – Response to Queen’s Speech 2022

May 10, 2022

JUSTICE has responded to the Government’s legislative agenda for the next year as announced in the Queen’s Speech delivered on 10 May 2022. JUSTICE considers that many of the measures contained in the Speech will serve to weaken human rights, decrease state accountability, and threaten the rule of law. JUSTICE’s response addresses the following concerns […]

Covid-19 Inquiry Terms of Reference Consultation

April 12, 2022

JUSTICE has submitted our response to the UK Covid-19 Inquiry Terms of Reference Consultation. Our response highlights the need to explicitly include an examination of the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on minority communities within the terms of reference. Informed by the findings of our 2019 report When Things Go Wrong, our response also recommends […]

JUSTICE Scotland seeks Chair and Vice-Chair

April 8, 2022

JUSTICE, the leading charity for law reform and human rights across the UK, are looking for a Chair and Vice-Chair to lead their Scottish branch. Since launching in 2012, JUSTICE Scotland has become the leading voice on justice and rule of law issues in Scotland, as well as contributing to the organisation’s UK-wide work. Operating […]

JUSTICE and Linklaters announce new Fellowship positions for graduates

JUSTICE and Linklaters LLP have announced their new Fellowship programme for law graduates, welcoming, in particular, applications from Black, and minority ethnic candidates, including those from socio-economically less advantaged backgrounds. The successful applicants will be part of JUSTICE’s legal team, working alongside JUSTICE lawyers and working parties of our members and other experts on landmark […]

Consultation on Revised Behaviour in Schools Guidance and Suspension and Permanent Exclusion Guidance

March 31, 2022

JUSTICE responded to the Department for Education’s consultation on its redrafted Behaviour Guidance and Suspensions and Permanent Exclusion Guidance on 31 March 2022. Our response is informed by the JUSTICE Working Party report, Challenging School Exclusions (2019)which found serious weaknesses in the current processes for making and reviewing decisions to exclude pupils in England. We […]

Bill of Rights

JUSTICE has submitted our response to the Consultation to reform the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA). Our response highlights that the Government’s proposals to replace the HRA with a Bill of Rights will weaken rights protection in the UK by unduly restricting the content of rights and putting up additional procedural barriers to enforcement. It […]