Open letter to European Commissioner for Justice, Viviane Reding

June 29, 2010

Relying on the Effective Criminal Defence in Europe publication, JUSTICE, together with AI EU Office, ECBA, ICCL, OSI and OSJI, has sent an open letter to European Commissioner for Justice, Viviane Reding, urging the Commission to present Measure B on Information on Rights and Information about the Charges as soon as possible in order for […]

HM Treasury consultation on draft Terrorist Asset-Freezing Bill

June 17, 2010

The draft Bill raises a number of issues with which JUSTICE has long been concerned: human rights and counter-terrorism; the use of secret evidence and the fair administration of justice; the importance of parliamentary oversight of executive measures; and the importance of the UK’s obligations under international law. Downloads JUSTICE response to draft Terrorist Asset-Freezing […]

Arrest warrants for crimes of universal jurisdiction

March 29, 2010

A Ministry of Justice consultation on whether to remove the right of private citizens to seek arrest warrants for offences of universal jurisdiction. Downloads JUSTICE response to consultation on arrest warrants for crimes of universal jurisdiction

Rights and Responsibilities Green Paper

February 1, 2010

JUSTICE response to Ministry of Justice consultation on Rights and Responsibilities. Downloads JUSTICE response to Rights and Responsibilities Green Paper

Obtaining evidence in cross border criminal matters EC Green Paper

January 1, 2010

We welcome the identification in the Stockholm Programme of this issue, and the Green Paper from the Commission. However, there is a real and serious risk that any new instrument will continue the trend of previous mutual recognition and assistance instruments of inadequately considering the position of the suspect, in an effort to improve efficiency. […]