Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into the creation of a Human Rights Ombudsperson

June 30, 2022

JUSTICE and the Administrative Justice Council (AJC) have responded respond to the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ inquiry into whether a Human Rights Ombudsperson should be created. In May 2022, the Joint Committee on Human Rights launched an inquiry into whether a Human Rights Ombudsperson should be created, to improve how people could enforce their […]

JUSTICE responds to the Government’s legislation to repeal the Human Rights Act

June 22, 2022

The Government has today published its legislation to repeal the Human Rights Act. JUSTICE believes that this legislation will severely weaken rights protection in the United Kingdom, cause unnecessary legal uncertainty, have serious consequences for the devolved settlements and Good Friday Agreement and is inconsistent with our international obligations under the European Convention on Human […]

Seonaid Stevenson-McCabe announced as new Vice-Chair of JUSTICE Scotland

June 20, 2022

JUSTICE are delighted to announce today that Seonaid Stevenson-McCabe will take on the role of Vice-Chair of JUSTICE Scotland, succeeding Catherine Smith QC as Vice-Chair of the Scottish branch of the law reform charity. JUSTICE has been at the forefront of law reform in the United Kingdom since 1957, aiming to promote a fairer and […]

Almira Delibegović-Broome QC announced as new Chair of JUSTICE Scotland

June 6, 2022

JUSTICE are delighted to announce today that Almira Delibegović-Broome QC will take on the role of Chair of JUSTICE Scotland, succeeding Shelagh McCall QC as Chair of the Scottish branch of the law reform charity. JUSTICE has been at the forefront of law reform in the United Kingdom since 1957, aiming to promote a fairer […]

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 […]