Sir Christopher Greenwood GBE CMG QC gives 2018 Tom Sargant lecture

November 5, 2018

Sir Christopher Greenwood GBE CMG QC delivered our Annual Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture on the topic of ‘International Law and Justice’. Sir Christopher gave a spirited defence of international law’s achievements and impact, in cases that involve human rights both explicitly and implicitly. For example, Sir Christopher observed that maritime boundary cases litigated in the […]

Another successful JUSTICE Human Rights Law Conference

October 15, 2018

On Wednesday 10 October our annual Human Rights Law Conference took place at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, with over 130 people attending. This year, we hosted discussions on a number of topics including access to justice, climate change, national security, Brexit and modern day slavery. The conference  opened with a fascinating Morning Keynote Address, delivered by […]

JUSTICE co-signs letter to the Prime Minister on the issue of the death penalty

October 11, 2018

The Howard League for Penal Reform has written to the Prime Minister to request a meeting over the UK government’s decision this summer not to seek assurances from the US government against the use of the death penalty. The letter, which is co-signed by JUSTICE and other non-governmental organisations, lawyers and academics, was sent to […]

JUSTICE has submitted a briefing on the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2017-19

October 9, 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 power to enter […]

New version of How to Appeal now available

October 3, 2018

It has been seven years since JUSTICE produced the third edition of its brochure for prisoners, How to Appeal. This is the only public facing literature that we produce, but we continue to receive requests for it and are told that it is a valuable resource for prisoners. Since 2011 there have been a few […]

Winter internship at JUSTICE

September 21, 2018

JUSTICE invites applications for our 2018-2019 winter internship, which is a paid position. The successful applicant will work closely with our legal staff: conducting legal research; providing commentary on draft legislation; assisting with third party interventions; and supporting working parties of our membership exploring critical issues of law reform. The internship will provide the opportunity […]

Minutes from the first Administrative Justice Council meeting

September 5, 2018

The Administrative Justice Council held its first meeting at Freshfields LLP in London on Friday 13 July 2018.  Forty members from across the administrative justice landscape came together to discuss issues including the courts and tribunal’s reform programme, the ombudsman system, administrative justice in devolved administrations and the Council’s priorities for the year ahead. The […]

JUSTICE submits response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation

August 30, 2018

JUSTICE this week submitted a response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation Paper for amendments to Part 39 of the Civil Procedure Rules (‘CPR’). Part 39 of the CPR governs the principle of ‘open justice’ and the circumstances where it is possible to hold hearings otherwise than in public. JUSTICE welcomes the MOJ’s intention to […]

JUSTICE letter to Home Secretary regarding Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh

July 27, 2018

JUSTICE has written a letter to the Home Secretary expressing concern at the recent decision not to seek assurances from the US Government that it will not pursue the death penalty for Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh in connection with the supply of British intelligence. JUSTICE requests that the Home Secretary: urgently clarify the nature […]

JUSTICE gives submission to the Justice Commission in Wales

July 18, 2018

The Commission on Justice in Wales is currently reviewing the Welsh justice system under wide ranging terms of reference. JUSTICE submitted its evidence to the Commission last week. Our submission focused on court closures, digital exclusion, legal advice shortages and criminal law advice and representation.  In particular, we advocated for a flexible deployment of the court […]