Public Bodies Bill

September 26, 2011

View the latest information on this bill on Parliament’s website. The Public Bodies Bill makes provisions for conferring powers on Ministers of the Crown in relation to certain public bodies and offices. JUSTICE is particularly concerned that the bill threatens parliamentary sovereignty and human rights – see our press release. We have urged the Attorney General to intervene to […]

European Investigation Order

July 15, 2011

The Council agreed a partial general approach on the European Investigation Order in its meeting on the 9-10 June 2011. This will form the basis of further negotiations with the European Parliament. JUSTICE has responded in detail to the original initiative and the partial general approach and has submitted briefings for Council and Parliament. JUSTICE Briefing […]

Police (Detention and Bail) Bill

July 6, 2011

View the latest information on this bill on Parliament’s website. JUSTICE has published a briefing on the Police (Detention and Bail) Bill for all stages in the House of Commons. This Bill responds to the ruling of the High Court in R (Greater Manchester Police) v Salford Magistrates Court and Hookway, regarding the legality of police detention following pre-charge bail. […]

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

June 14, 2011

This bill received Royal Assent on 15 September 2011 and became the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. View the progress of the bill on Parliament’s website The bill was presented to Parliament on 30 November 2010. It covers five distinct policy areas: police accountability and governance alcohol licensing the regulation of protests around Parliament […]

Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills

April 20, 2011

This is a draft legislation from the Home Office On 29 March 2011, JUSTICE gave oral evidence to the Joint Committee on the bills. And on 20 April 2011, we made written submissions and wrote to the committee regarding section 78 of PACE. JUSTICE written evidence to Joint Committee – April 2011 JUSTICE letter to Joint […]

Control order renewal debate – 2011

March 2, 2011

On 2 March the House of Commons debated a draft order extending the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 until the end of 2011. JUSTICE Briefing – House of Commons Debate – March 2011  

Prisoners voting rights

February 10, 2011

On Thursday 10 February 2011  the House of Commons debated a backbench motion seeking to maintain the blanket ban on prisoners voting. JUSTICE is one of a group of NGOs that issued a joint briefing on the issue ahead of the debate. NGO Joint Briefing – House of Commons debate of backbench motion – February […]

Terrorist Asset-Freezing Bill

December 16, 2010

This bill received Royal Assent on 16 December 2010 and is now the Terrorism Asset-Freezing Act 2010 The UK is required by the UN to freeze the assets of people who commit terrorist acts. The UK legislation that allowed the Treasury to freeze the assets of those suspected of involvement in terrorism was quashed by […]