JUSTICE publishes report on Improving Access to Justice for Separating Families

October 13, 2022

Today JUSTICE publishes its latest report Improving Access to Justice for Separating Families. The report has been prepared by a Working Party of experts, chaired by Professor Gillian Douglas, Emeritus Professor, King’s College London. It makes 43 ambitious but realistic recommendations related to child arrangements problems and their resolution in England and Wales. They build […]

Reforming the Private Rented Sector: Consultation Response

September 23, 2022

In August 2022, JUSTICE responded to the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee’s call for evidence relating to the Governments White Paper on Reforming the Private Rented Sector. The consultation response drew heavily on our 2020 Solving Housing Disputes report, which set out our analysis of the challenges facing landlords and tenants as well as […]

Bill of Rights Bill Second Reading

September 8, 2022

JUSTICE has briefed MPs ahead of the proposed Bill of Rights Bill Second Reading on Monday 12 September 2022. On 7 September, media reports have suggested that the Second Reading has been postponed and that the Government is re-thinking the legislation. This pause is a very welcome development given our serious concerns about the legislation. […]

JUSTICE Annual General Meeting 2022

The JUSTICE 2022 AGM will be held virtually via Zoom at 5.30pm on Wednesday 19 October 2022. Members can join the meeting via this link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81573256239 or with the Meeting ID: 815 7325 6239 The Passcode is: 535370 Registration for the meeting will start at 5pm, with the opportunity for members to network with staff ahead of […]

JUSTICE refers Greater Manchester Police to equality and police watchdogs following their refusal to abandon racist entry policy at the Caribbean Carnival of Manchester

August 12, 2022

On 29 July 2022, JUSTICE joined with 11 organisations to call on the Greater Manchester Police, Manchester City Council, and the Independent Advisory Group to retract their racist and discriminatory policy which bans numerous individuals, including children and young adults, from attending the Caribbean Carnival of Manchester this weekend, on 13 to 14 August 2022. […]

JUSTICE joins with 11 organisations to condemn Greater Manchester Police’s racist Entry Policy at the Caribbean Carnival of Manchester

July 29, 2022

JUSTICE has joined with 11 organisations, calling on the Greater Manchester Police, Manchester City Council, and the Independent Advisory Group to retract their racist and discriminatory policy which, bans numerous individuals, including children and young adults, from attending the Caribbean Carnival of Manchester on 13 to 14 August 2022. The letter, which was exposed thanks […]

Extraction of Information from Electronic Devices: Draft Code of Practice 2022

July 21, 2022

This response addresses JUSTICE’s concerns with the Home Office’s draft Code of Practice issued pursuant to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022, through its corresponding consultation. Section 37 of the Act allows authorised persons, chiefly police officers, to extract information stored on an electronic device if the device user has voluntarily provided it and […]

JUSTICE briefing for House of Lords debate on impact of Human Rights Act 1998

July 15, 2022

JUSTICE briefed House of Lords peers ahead of their debate on Thursday 14 July 2022 on the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998. The debate inevitably also addressed the Government’s proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act, through their Bill of Rights Bill. There was consensus from across the house at the debate that […]

Reference by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland – Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Northern Ireland) Bill

July 5, 2022

JUSTICE has been granted permission to intervene in the United Kingdom Supreme Court case of Reference by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland – Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Northern Ireland) Bill. The reference concerns the Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill (the “Bill”), which the Assembly of Northern Ireland passed on 24 March 2022, […]