JUSTICE publishes landmark report on reforming the Parole Board and system

January 20, 2022

On 20 January 2022, JUSTICE will publish its report ‘A Parole System fit for Purpose’. The report has been prepared by a Working Party of experts, chaired by Nicola Padfield QC (Hon), Professor of Criminal and Penal Justice at the University of Cambridge. It makes 22 practical, achievable, and well-evidenced recommendations which explore and show […]

Commission on Young Lives Call for Evidence

December 3, 2021

The Commission on Young Lives is a major independent commission to evidence and design a new national system to prevent crisis in vulnerable young people and support them to succeed in life. It launched in September 2021 and is chaired by Anne Longfield CBE, the former Children’s Commissioner for England. JUSTICE has submitted a response […]

Fiona Rutherford appointed new Chief Executive of JUSTICE

November 22, 2021

The Trustees of JUSTICE are delighted to announce today that Fiona Rutherford has been appointed the new Chief Executive of the organisation. An expert, values-led leader, Fiona Rutherford will succeed Andrea Coomber and assume responsibilities on 1 February 2022. Currently the Director of Access to Justice Policy, Ministry of Justice, Fiona is a qualified barrister […]

Health and Disability Green Paper Consultation Response

October 19, 2021

In October 2021, JUSTICE responded to the Department of Work and Pensions’ Shaping Future Support – The Health and Disability Green Paper consultation. The response drew  upon the JUSTICE and AJC Reforming Benefits Decision-Making report, which looked at improving the administrative and procedural aspects of the benefits system to ensure the system works well for […]

Judicial Review and Courts Bill

October 12, 2021

JUSTICE has briefed on the Judicial Review and Courts Bill, ahead of the Bill’s second reading in the House of Commons. JUSTICE has several serious concerns with the impact of this wide-ranging Bill on access to justice and the rule of law, and has briefed on the judicial review, criminal procedure, online procedure rules and […]

Nationality and Borders Bill

September 23, 2021

JUSTICE, jointly with Public Law Project, has briefed Parliament on the Nationality and Borders Bill. Our briefings address specific changes which are needed within this Bill for effective access to justice and protection of the rule of law. We also highlight fundamental flaws in the overall approach of the Government to its purported aim of […]

JUSTICE remembers Jonathan Cooper OBE

September 20, 2021

Jonathan Cooper OBE was a stalwart of JUSTICE. Jonathan was our Human Rights Director and later Acting Assistant Director in the late 1990s and early 2000s, leading our work on the introduction of the Human Rights Act and the training of judges around it. Having gone on to become a leading light for equality, particularly […]

JUSTICE are hiring a new Chief Executive

August 20, 2021

Striving for a fair, accessible, and equal justice system. Our current Director, Andrea Coomber, is leaving after eight years. She has been instrumental in growing our membership, clarifying our strategic focus, and ensuring our financial viability. This means that our new CE is coming into a strongly performing and highly reputable organisation. It also means […]

Law Commission Consultation on 14th Programme of Law Reform

August 16, 2021

JUSTICE has responded to the Law Commission’s consultation on its 14th Programme of law reform. We provided our views on the ideas for the programme of work put forward by the Law Commission and which are relevant to JUSTICE’s own work. The Law Commission, like JUSTICE, carries out specialist law reform projects and we both […]