Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

December 18, 2015

The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill was published on 4 November 2015 for consultation.  A Joint Committee appointed to report on the Draft Bill published its report on 11 February 2016. In 2011, JUSTICE recommended that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (‘RIPA’) be repealed and replaced by a modern legal framework for surveillance more […]

The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill: Building a Surveillance Framework for a Digital Age?

November 6, 2015

Earlier this week, in anticipation of the publication of the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, JUSTICE published Freedom from suspicion: Building a surveillance framework for a digital age. Since our 2011 call for wholesale reform, in Freedom from suspicion: Surveillance reform for a digital age; in the intervening four years, change has become not only timely, […]

Building a surveillance law fit for purpose – new JUSTICE publication

November 3, 2015

In 2011, JUSTICE published Freedom from Suspicion: Surveillance Reform for a Digital Age, a forward looking report on the failure of the surveillance framework in the UK to keep pace with changing technology, to the detriment of both individual privacy and the credibility of the work of our law enforcement and intelligence agencies.  We recommended […]

New guide to judicial review reforms

October 21, 2015

New guide to judicial review reforms published by JUSTICE, The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and The Public Law Project JUSTICE today publishes “Judicial Review and the Rule of Law: An Introduction to the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, Part 4”.   The result of a collaborative project with The Bingham Centre for […]

Alison Saunders gives JUSTICE Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture

This year’s Tom Sargant Annual Memorial Lecture was given last night by Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders CB. Her lecture, The Crown Prosecution Service: Protector of victims’ and defendants’ rights, provided insights on the historical development of support for victims of crime, while ensuring safeguards were in place to main the defendants fair trial […]

JUSTICE briefing extensively quoted in Parliament

October 14, 2015

JUSTICE’s briefing on the Immigration Bill 2015-16 was quoted extensively during its second reading in the House of Commons yesterday. Both the Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham (scroll down to Column 209) and the SNP’s Justice and Home Affairs spokesperson, Joanna Cherry (scroll down to Column 246), referenced some of our concerns and urged Members of the House to […]

JUSTICE briefing for Second Reading of Immigration Bill

October 9, 2015

The Immigration Bill 2015-16 received its first reading on 17th September, 2015; its second reading will be in the House of Commons on Tuesday, 13th October, 2015. According to the Explanatory Notes published alongside the Bill, the purpose of the Bill is to tackle illegal immigration by making it harder to live and work illegally […]

Latest policy developments from JUSTICE

September 25, 2015

With Parliament back in session our policy team have had to hit the ground running covering the latest developments in potential legislation. They have already produced consultation responses on judicial review claimants and financial disclosure, and court and tribunal fees, as well as a briefing detailing suggested amendments to the on-going progress of the Criminal Justice […]

JUSTICE publishes ‘Law for Lawmakers’ – a new guide to the law for MPs

July 8, 2015

JUSTICE has long worked on a cross-party basis to build a bridge between Westminster and the legal community. In that spirit, we today publish Law for Lawmakers, a short introduction to some key legal and constitutional principles confronted by MPs, Peers and their staff in their work. This guide is designed to provide basic information […]