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 […]

More on the Delivering Justice in an Age of Austerity Report

May 8, 2015

The JUSTICE Working Party on Delivering Justice in an Age of Austerity was tasked with the question: how best to maximise justice for everyone, not simply those who can afford the cost of legal advice and representation? Its recent report provides an answer, setting out proposals for systemic change to the way our civil courts […]

Human Rights: Beyond the Courtroom

April 28, 2015

The JUSTICE Student Human Rights Network Conference In the run-up to the General Election and with one of the main political parties challenging the role of the Human Rights Act 1998 in the protection of individual rights, we would like to remind you of the JSHRN Conference and the impact of human rights beyond the […]

The JUSTICE Debate 2015

April 22, 2015

As we prepare for a general election and a new Parliament, last week JUSTICE brought together representatives of the three main sitting parties in the last to discuss their record on the justice system and their manifesto commitments for 2015 and beyond. Lord Faulks QC (Conservative), Simon Hughes (Liberal Democrat) and Andy Slaughter (Labour) joined […]

Directive on presumption of innocence

March 11, 2015

The EU Roadmap on procedural rights for suspects and accused people in criminal matters continues apace, with three Commission proposals for Directives being considered by the institutions: the right to legal aid; procedural safeguards for children; and strengthening certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and the right to be present at trial. The UK […]

Externship opportunities at JUSTICE

February 26, 2015

Have you always wanted to do an internship at JUSTICE but couldn’t commit to full time work in London? Do you want to support a criminal justice or human rights project? If so, our externship position might be for you. We are looking to recruit external interns (externs) who can commit to working for JUSTICE […]

JUSTICE Student Human Rights Conference: Human Rights Beyond the Courtroom

February 16, 2015

14 March 2015 In an election year when one of the UK’s main political parties will challenge the role of the Human Rights Act 1998 plays in the protection of individual rights; we explore the importance of human rights- and the protection of the HRA- beyond the courtroom.    Human Rights Beyond the Courtroom Featuring: Death and […]

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 […]