Time to think again – Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

February 12, 2016

JUSTICE welcomes the overwhelming Parliamentary consensus that the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill must be substantially redrafted to remove or revise overbroad, imprecise or vague powers and to strengthen crucial protections for individual privacy. Since 2011, JUSTICE has called for a coherent, holistic rewrite of surveillance law to increase accountability and transparency, to provide clear powers […]

Immigration Bill briefing for House of Lords Committee Stage

January 14, 2016

JUSTICE has produced a new briefing to inform the consideration of the Immigration Bill 2015-16 in the House of Lords Committee Stage, which is due to begin on Monday 18 January. JUSTICE’s previous briefings on this Bill have been quoted extensively during debates in both the House of Commons and the Lords, not least by Andy […]

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 […]

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 […]

We have a new name

Our online community will now be called the JUSTICE Student Network as opposed to the JUSTICE Student Human Rights Network. We hope this new label will open up the breadth and variety of topics discussed on the network. As many of you know, JUSTICE works to improve the UK justice system and ensure that the rule […]

Snooping law for a digital age?  Let’s rip up RIPA and start again.

June 11, 2015

Today, in a long-awaited report – A Question of Trust – the Independent Reviewer of Counter-Terrorism Legislation, Lord Anderson of Ipswich QC echoes JUSTICE’s call to ‘start from scratch’ with a new surveillance law fit for a digital age. For almost a decade, since its adoption, JUSTICE has urged reform of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers […]