A Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

December 19, 2014

What is this Northern Ireland bill of rights about? For the last ten years, following the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement in 1998 – which brought the conflict in Northern Ireland to an end – there has been a debate going on in Northern Ireland about a bill of rights. But to really understand that debate, […]

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 […]

Belhaj & Anor v Straw & Ors [2014]

October 30, 2014

Belhaj & Anor v Straw & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 1394 Facts MrBelhaj was an opposition commander during the Libyan armed conflict of 2011 and is now leader of the Libyan Al-Watan Party. This claim involves allegations by Belhaj that he and his pregnant wife, MsBouchar, were abducted from China to Libya where they were […]

Court of Appeal confirms access to court in torture cases

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 […]