Lords debate new terrorism powers

January 12, 2015

As Peers prepare to debate new counter-terrorism powers on Tuesday, the all-party parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes a critical report on the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill, calling for major amendments to the Government’s proposals. JUSTICE has major concerns about the Bill and has prepared full briefing in advance of Tuesday’s debate, here. The […]

Law and Literature Series: An Evening With Hilary Mantel

December 18, 2014

11 February 2015 An exclusive JUSTICE member event. Hosted by Baron Judge PC QC and Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws QC in the Great Hall at Middle Temple. An Evening with Hilary Mantel: Middle Temple 11 February 2015 Double Booker prize winning author, Hilary Mantel will read from Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, bringing to life […]

MPs to vote on CJC Bill Amendments

December 1, 2014

CHARITIES AND NGOS ASK MPs TO PRESERVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE YOUR COUNCIL TO COURT. Today JUSTICE joins over 35 different charities and NGOs representing children and older people, people with disabilities, bereaved families and victims of torture; and organisations working on issues as diverse as housing, fair treatment at work and in healthcare, freedom […]

Court of Appeal confirms access to court in torture cases

October 30, 2014

JUSTICE welcomes the powerful judgment issued by the Court of Appeal this morning in the case of Abdul-Hakim Belhaj and Other v. Jack Straw & Others. The Court affirms the right of Mr Belhaj – an opposition commander during the Libyan armed conflict of 2011 and now leader of the Libyan Al-Watan Party – and […]

Securing JUSTICE at 60 Appeal

October 29, 2014

Help us secure JUSTICE at 60 by supporting our Appeal We need to raise £2million by 2017 to provide vital funds to achieve the full impact of our vision for the justice system and fortify our position as we enter our 60th year. It is an ambitious target for a small charity, but given what […]

JUSTICE on a ‘British Bill of Rights’

October 2, 2014

JUSTICE responds to the Prime Minister’s announcement on repeal of the Human Rights Act. JUSTICE is committed to ensuring that human rights are protected and respected by each of the institutions of Government in the UK. Individuals should have a right to an effective remedy in our domestic courts for violation of those rights and, […]

JUSTICE team mud-run

September 1, 2014

We’re pleased to report that our JUSTICE staff who took part in the Back 2 the Trenches mud run on Sunday made it back in one piece. They did a fantastic job running 5km and 10km through mud, water, fire and all manner of other obstacles to raise money for the JUSTICE internship programme. JUSTICE […]

Charities and NGOs call on Peers to stand up for judicial review

June 26, 2014

Today JUSTICE joins charities and organisations from across the UK to condemn the Government’s proposed changes to judicial review. Organisations working for children, older people and bereaved families, with and for prisoners and accused people; expert in disability, mental health, torture and free speech, come together to highlight the constitutional significance of reforming judicial review. […]

Supreme Court clarifies the duty of disclosure post-conviction

June 18, 2014

In a judgment given today the Supreme Court considered whether there was an obligation upon the Police and Crown Prosecution Service to provide evidential material not previously seen to convicted persons seeking to demonstrate innocence on appeal or by way of application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). The High Court previously held when […]

Peers to debate judicial review cuts

May 2, 2014

On 7 May 2014 – next Wednesday – the House of Lords will debate a Motion to Regret the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (No 3) Regulations 2014 (“the Regulations”), tabled by Lord Pannick QC. JUSTICE has today written to all Peers urging them to support Lord Pannick’s Motion to Regret. The Regulations were laid […]