Complex and lengthy criminal trials – a JUSTICE working party report offers solutions

March 4, 2016

Over the course of 2015 a JUSTICE working party of members and invited experts chaired by Sir David Calvert-Smith was tasked with reviewing the current processes that lead to complex and lengthy criminal trials. This was in order to present a series of recommendations designed to deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness within the criminal justice […]

Complex and lengthy criminal trials

A JUSTICE Working Party provides solutions A JUSTICE Working Party last night (3rd March 2016) recommended three key changes to the current system to reduce the impact of big cases on our criminal justice processes – early engagement of experts; case management by all parties and wholesale adoption of technology. These changes, says the Working […]

Complex and lengthy criminal trials

March 3, 2016

Over the course of 2015 a JUSTICE working party of members and invited experts chaired by Sir David Calvert-Smith was tasked with reviewing the current processes that lead to complex and lengthy criminal trials. This was in order to present a series of recommendations designed to deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness within the criminal justice […]

Time to think again – Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

February 12, 2016

JUSTICE welcomes the overwhelming Parliamentary consensus that the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill must be substantially redrafted to remove or revise overbroad, imprecise or vague powers and to strengthen crucial protections for individual privacy. Since 2011, JUSTICE has called for a coherent, holistic rewrite of surveillance law to increase accountability and transparency, to provide clear powers […]

Immigration Bill briefing for House of Lords Committee Stage

January 14, 2016

JUSTICE has produced a new briefing to inform the consideration of the Immigration Bill 2015-16 in the House of Lords Committee Stage, which is due to begin on Monday 18 January. JUSTICE’s previous briefings on this Bill have been quoted extensively during debates in both the House of Commons and the Lords, not least by Andy […]

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

December 18, 2015

The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill was published on 4 November 2015 for consultation.  A Joint Committee appointed to report on the Draft Bill published its report on 11 February 2016. In 2011, JUSTICE recommended that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (‘RIPA’) be repealed and replaced by a modern legal framework for surveillance more […]

The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill: Building a Surveillance Framework for a Digital Age?

November 6, 2015

Earlier this week, in anticipation of the publication of the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, JUSTICE published Freedom from suspicion: Building a surveillance framework for a digital age. Since our 2011 call for wholesale reform, in Freedom from suspicion: Surveillance reform for a digital age; in the intervening four years, change has become not only timely, […]

Building a surveillance law fit for purpose – new JUSTICE publication

November 3, 2015

In 2011, JUSTICE published Freedom from Suspicion: Surveillance Reform for a Digital Age, a forward looking report on the failure of the surveillance framework in the UK to keep pace with changing technology, to the detriment of both individual privacy and the credibility of the work of our law enforcement and intelligence agencies.  We recommended […]

HMCTS Proposal on the provision of court and tribunal estate in England and Wales

October 23, 2015

On 23 June 2015, the new Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice announced his intention to work with the judiciary to reform the courts in England and Wales. The stated aim of the reform is to create a modern and efficient justice system which takes into account developments in technology. This process has […]