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 […]

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 […]