JUSTICE submits a briefing on the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill 2019-20

February 7, 2020

JUSTICE submitted a briefing on the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill 2019-20 ahead of Second Reading in the House of Lords on 4 February 2020. The Bill amends Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003, which deals with extradition to non-EU territories with which the UK has formal extradition arrangements. Its provisions create a new power of arrest […]

JUSTICE submits Committee Stage briefing on Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill

June 12, 2019

JUSTICE submitted a briefing on the Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill 2017-19 ahead of Committee Stage in the House of Lords. The Bill aims to establish an Online Procedure Rule Committee (“OPRC”), able to make Online Procedure Rules in relation to civil, tribunal and family proceedings. JUSTICE is broadly supportive of the Bill. In […]

JUSTICE has submitted a briefing on the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2017-19

October 9, 2018

JUSTICE has submitted a briefing on the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2017-19 ahead of the House of Lords Second Reading on Tuesday 9 October. The briefing details our concerns regarding the new port and border controls (Clause 21, Schedule 3); expanded retention of biometric data (Clause 18, Schedule 2); and the power to enter […]

Courts and Tribunals Bill: Second Reading Briefing

June 20, 2018

JUSTICE has produced a briefing on the Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill ahead of the Second Reading in the House of Lords.  JUSTICE is broadly in favour of the content of the Bill. However, our briefing addresses some initial concerns regarding the changes proposed to the judiciary in Clause 1 and […]

The rights implications of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill: Joint briefing

October 24, 2017

JUSTICE has joined with Liberty, Amnesty International UK and the Public Law Project to produce a briefing urging MPs to support a few amendments to prevent any rollback of rights in the EU (Withdrawal Bill). These amendments are already tabled and have cross-party support. Leaving the EU need not – and should not – in ordinary people […]

EU Withdrawal Bill: Second Reading Briefing

September 6, 2017

JUSTICE has produced a Second Reading briefing on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19. There are four areas of concern for us in the drafting of the Bill and presumptions raised in it, borne out of one overarching difficulty. While we accept that legislating for exit is a monumental task, and this Bill is attempting to […]

Prisons and Courts Bill: JUSTICE briefing

April 6, 2017

JUSTICE has produced a briefing on the Prisons and Courts Bill for the Second Reading. It addresses our initial concerns over the written and online processes created by Part 2, and the changes proposed to the judiciary and the Judicial Appointments Commission in Parts 3 and 4: For Part 2, there are a number of principles […]

JUSTICE briefing on Policing and Crime Bill

June 18, 2016

JUSTICE submitted a briefing in June 2016 ahead of House of Lords Second Reading Briefing Part 4. This briefing addresses the new pre-charge bail process set out under Chapter 1 of Part 4 of the Bill. JUSTICE welcomes the introduction of a presumption of release without bail. Where bail with conditions can be granted as […]

Investigatory Powers Bill

March 14, 2016

Investigatory Powers Bill 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. The Investigatory Powers Bill was published on 4 March 2016 and will have its Second Reading on 15 March 2016. In 2011, […]