JUSTICE to host successor to the Administrative Justice Forum

December 6, 2017

JUSTICE is delighted to officially announce the launch of the Administrative Justice Council. JUSTICE will be providing the Secretariat functions to the Council which will be chaired by The Right Honourable Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals. The Council will be the successor body to the Administrative Justice Forum which was abolished in April […]

Lord Dyson and Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd join JUSTICE Council

October 25, 2017

JUSTICE  elected new representatives to its Council and Board at its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 24 October 2017. The new JUSTICE Council members are: Zahra Al-Rikabi is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers with a broad practice encompassing commercial, public and European law. Lord Dyson was Master of the Rolls for four years until […]

‘We as a nation must not be terrified’ – Max Hill QC gives 2017 Tom Sargant lecture

October 24, 2017

Max Hill QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, delivered the Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture to a busy room on Tuesday 24 October. The lecture, titled ‘Rights vs Security: the challenge engaged’, discussed the tension between rights on the one hand and security on the other and the potential for terrorism legislation, in the interests of […]

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

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 […]

TeamJUSTICE runners raise nearly £10,000 to help strengthen the justice system

October 17, 2017

Over £9,670 has been raised so far by runners from across the legal profession who took part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday 8 October 2017, in aid of JUSTICE. Research has found that less than half of people in England and Wales have confidence in the effectiveness of the justice system. […]

Shelagh McCall QC on her work and inspiration

October 3, 2017

The Chair of JUSTICE Scotland, Shelagh McCall QC, was recently featured as Lawyer of the Week in The Times Scotland. Ms McCall, who is also convener of the Faculty’s Human Rights and Rule of Law Committee speaks about her work at JUSTICE, her hopes, inspiration and what makes a good lawyer. JUSTICE has also published […]

JUSTICE seeks new Board members

September 27, 2017

Founded 60 years ago, JUSTICE is an all-party law reform and human rights organisation working to strengthen the justice system – administrative, civil and criminal – in the United Kingdom. Our vision is of fair, accessible and efficient legal processes, in which the individual’s rights are protected, and which reflect the country’s international reputation for […]

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 […]