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 […]

Unjustified judicial review reforms restrict access to justice

April 30, 2014

JUSTICE welcomes a Report published today, by the Joint Committee on Human Rights (“JCHR”) – an influential cross-party Committee of MPs and Peers – which concludes that the Government’s proposals to reform judicial review and limit legal aid for public law challenges may be incompatible with access to justice and endanger the rule of law. […]

Lord Chief Justice launches JUSTICE Strategy

March 4, 2014

We were delighted that Lord Chief Justice has launched our strategy for 2014-16. His speech – Reshaping Justice – was apt. The new strategy reflects a reinvigoration of our organisation, one which sees us return our focus to the proper working of our justice system. We launch our new vision at a time when that […]

Saudi torture judgment must not undermine international torture ban

January 14, 2014

JUSTICE, Amnesty International, REDRESS & INTERIGHTS respond to the European Court of Human Rights’ judgment in Jones v UK After more than ten years of litigation, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has today told three British men that they cannot sue Saudi Arabia or its officials for torture they claim they were subjected […]