Government Consultation on Judicial Review Reform

May 4, 2021

In March, the Independent Review of Administrative Law (“IRAL”) report was published along with the Government’s response to the IRAL, which set out proposals for reform of judicial review and contained a further consultation.   Following our response to the IRAL, JUSTICE have submitted a response to the Government’s consultation. Our response, which focuses on the importance of judicial review in protecting the rule […]

JUSTICE submits a briefing to the Commons on the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill for Ping Pong

April 20, 2021

This briefing addresses JUSTICE’s concerns with the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill. JUSTICE recognises the unique role and status of the UK’s armed forces, and the difficulties faced by service personnel. However, this Bill is deficient in two important respects, as it both fails to support current and former service personnel whilst also […]

Nealon and Hallam v UK

March 29, 2021

On 17 March 2021 we filed written submissions with the European Court of Human Rights, having been given permission to intervene in this long-running case concerning compensation for miscarriage of justice. We previously intervened in the UK Supreme Court, which by a majority, found against the appellants in 2019. The case concerns whether the amended […]

JUSTICE submits a briefing on the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill for Committee Stage

March 9, 2021

This briefing addresses JUSTICE’s concerns with the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill. JUSTICE recognises the unique role and status of the UK’s armed forces, and the difficulties faced by service personnel. However, this Bill is deficient in two important respects, as it both fails to support current and former service personnel whilst also […]

Independent Human Rights Act Review

March 3, 2021

In December 2020, the Government announced an independent review to examine the framework of the Human Rights Act 1998 (the “HRA”), how it is operating in practice and whether any change is required (the Independent Human Rights Act Review). The Review is focused on two themes: the relationship between the domestic courts and the European […]

JUSTICE issues briefing on the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill to the House of Lords for Ping Pong

February 9, 2021

JUSTICE has prepared a briefing that addresses JUSTICE’s concerns; namely, that the Bill would provide no limit on the types of criminal offences that public bodies could authorise undercover operatives to engage in, including rape, murder and torture.  While we welcome certain government proposals that have mitigated some of our concerns with the Bill, we […]

JUSTICE and Just For Kids Law issue joint briefing on the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill to the House of Commons supporting Lords Amendments

January 27, 2021

JUSTICE and Just For Kids Law have jointly issued this briefing which sets out our deep concerns with the use of children and vulnerable adults as covert operatives under the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill. This Bill would allow certain public bodies to grant criminal conduct authorisations to operatives, rendering their criminal acts […]

JUSTICE submits a briefing to the Lords on the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill for Second Reading

January 20, 2021

This briefing addresses JUSTICE’s concerns with the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill. JUSTICE recognises the unique role and status of the UK’s armed forces, and the difficulties faced by service personnel. However, this Bill is deficient in two important respects, as it both fails to support current and former service personnel whilst also […]

JUSTICE and HMCTS collaborate to redesign Immigration and Asylum Tribunal poster

January 15, 2021

We have continued to collaborate with HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) in our work ensuring that accessible and easy-to-understand information is available to lay court users, as recommended in Understanding Courts (2019) and Immigration and Asylum Appeals – a Fresh Look (2018). We previously updated members on the successful incorporation of JUSTICE suggestions into […]