Modern-day ‘ASBOs’ highly discriminatory and fail to protect victims according to report from JUSTICE

September 20, 2023

JUSTICE has published a robust report, ‘Lowering the Standard: A review of Behavioural Control Orders in England and Wales’, which describes how the use of Behavioural Control Orders should not be seen as “a magic bullet” in addressing matters of public safety and security. Following the template of infamous Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (‘ASBOs’) introduced in […]

Open Justice: the way forward

September 14, 2023

In September 2023, JUSTICE responded to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation, Open Justice: the way forward. Our response paper, titled Open Justice in a modern justice system: purposes, tensions and tools, sets out JUSTICE’s assessment of the purposes of open justice, what other principles, rights and interests are in tension with open justice, and what […]

The UK’s longstanding commitment to the Rule of Law is under grave threat according to landmark report from JUSTICE

September 11, 2023

Cross-party legal reform charity, JUSTICE has today published a landmark report describing how the rule of law in the UK has “regressed significantly on multiple fronts” and threatens the very democratic fabric of our nation. The report titled “The State We’re in: Addressing Threats & Challenges to the Rule of Law” is a substantial evidenced-based […]

JUSTICE launches report calling on Government to double down on efforts to relocate Afghans who supported Britain

August 15, 2023

Today, JUSTICE launched a landmark report, Reforming the Afghanistan Resettlement Schemes: the way forward for ARAP and ACRS. This marks the two-year anniversary of the fall of Kabul and the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, marking the end of British Operations in the country. The Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (“ACRS”) and the Afghan Relocations and Assistance […]

White paper: A pro-innovation approach to AI regulation

July 5, 2023

In June 2023, JUSTICE responded to the Government’s White Paper, “A pro-innovation approach to AI regulation” (the “Consultation”) presented by the Department for Science, Innovation & Technology. In its response, JUSTICE recognised that Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) has the potential to radically change our society and the way we live our lives. JUSTICE therefore encourages embracing the […]

Proposals for the earlier resolution of private family law arrangements

June 16, 2023

In May and June 2023, JUSTICE responded to two linked consultations on the earlier resolution of private family law arrangements. The first, by the Family Procedure Rule Committee in connection with the MOJ, sought views on various changes to the Family Procedure Rules to strengthen the existing provisions around attendance at Mediation Information and Assessment […]

Victims and Prisoners Bill

May 15, 2023

Victims and witnesses of criminal conduct play pivotal roles in our criminal justice system.  Their evidence enables the State to prosecute offences, seeking to prevent future harm to others and ensuring that the guilty receive a fair penalty.  All too often, however, people affected by crime are left to navigate the complex and confusing criminal […]

Illegal Migration Bill

March 28, 2023

JUSTICE briefed Parliament on the Illegal Migration Bill ahead of its seconding reading and committee stages in the Commons. JUSTICE has significant concerns with this legislation which has been introduced with little consultation or scrutiny and has been subject to a very short Parliamentary timetable. The legislation has substantial implications for the UK’s asylum system […]

JUSTICE announces new Council members

March 3, 2023

The Board of JUSTICE, the law reform and human rights organisation, has co-opted new Council members, following the Annual General Meeting on 19 October 2022 in the year the charity celebrated its 65th year anniversary. Co-opted to the charity’s Council for one year are the Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Buckland KC MP (former Secretary of […]

U3 v Secretary of State for the Home Department

March 1, 2023

JUSTICE has been granted permission to intervene in the Court of Appeal case: U3 v Secretary of State for the Home Department. The case concerns the deprivation of UK citizenship of a woman – U3 – and refusal to allow her to re-enter the country, both for reasons of national security. U3 appealed both decisions […]