Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill

April 21, 2020

21 April 2020 This briefing addresses the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (the Bill), ahead of its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 21 April 2020. JUSTICE takes no position on the content of the UK’s post-Brexit immigration policy but believes the principles of it need to be properly debated […]

Emergency Coronavirus Bill

March 20, 2020

20 March 2020 This briefing addresses the emergency Coronavirus Bill, ahead of Second Reading in the House of Commons on the 23rd March 2020. We fully appreciate the pressure Government is under in responding to the outbreak of the coronavirus and understand that the measures proposed in this Bill are for the carefully considered extension […]

Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill

March 11, 2020

11 March 2020 JUSTICE submitted a briefing to the Lords on the Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill ahead of the second reading of the Bill in the House of Lords on 24 February 2020. Our briefing raises three principle areas of concern in relation to the clauses of the Bill: we believe that […]

Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill 2019-20

February 7, 2020

7 February 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 […]

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20

January 9, 2020

JUSTICE submitted a briefing to MPs on the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20 ahead of House of Commons Committee Stage on 7 January 2020. JUSTICE takes no view on the UK’s decision to leave the EU. However, we have previously raised concerns about the rights implications of Brexit legislation as well as the resort […]

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 […]

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2017-19

October 9, 2018

9 October 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 […]

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 […]