JUSTICE – Response to Queen’s Speech 2022

May 10, 2022

JUSTICE has responded to the Government’s legislative agenda for the next year as announced in the Queen’s Speech delivered on 10 May 2022. JUSTICE considers that many of the measures contained in the Speech will serve to weaken human rights, decrease state accountability, and threaten the rule of law. JUSTICE’s response addresses the following concerns […]

Online Safety Bill

April 20, 2022

JUSTICE recognises the growing concern about online harms, and the need to protect service users, especially children, from harmful and illegal content online. With this in mind, JUSTICE is broadly supportive of the stronger regulation of online service providers. As highlighted in our report, Prosecuting Sexual Offences (2019), the introduction of appropriate regulation of internet […]

Covid-19 Inquiry Terms of Reference Consultation

April 12, 2022

JUSTICE has submitted our response to the UK Covid-19 Inquiry Terms of Reference Consultation. Our response highlights the need to explicitly include an examination of the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on minority communities within the terms of reference. Informed by the findings of our 2019 report When Things Go Wrong, our response also recommends […]

JUSTICE Scotland seeks Chair and Vice-Chair

April 8, 2022

JUSTICE, the leading charity for law reform and human rights across the UK, are looking for a Chair and Vice-Chair to lead their Scottish branch. Since launching in 2012, JUSTICE Scotland has become the leading voice on justice and rule of law issues in Scotland, as well as contributing to the organisation’s UK-wide work. Operating […]

JUSTICE and Linklaters announce new Fellowship positions for graduates

JUSTICE and Linklaters LLP have announced their new Fellowship programme for law graduates, welcoming, in particular, applications from Black, and minority ethnic candidates, including those from socio-economically less advantaged backgrounds. The successful applicants will be part of JUSTICE’s legal team, working alongside JUSTICE lawyers and working parties of our members and other experts on landmark […]

JUSTICE and Centre for Women’s Justice call on Home Office to urgently reopen ‘Spy Cops’ code of practice consultation

March 2, 2022

JUSTICE’s Chief Executive, Fiona Rutherford, has jointly written alongside Harriet Wistrich, Founding Director of the Centre for Women’s Justice, to Damian Hinds MP, the Minister for Security and Borders. The letter highlights our serious concerns with the consultation process for the draft revised Code of Practice to be issued pursuant to the Covert Human Intelligence […]

Covert Human Intelligence Sources Revised Code of Practice 2022

February 16, 2022

This response addresses JUSTICE’s concerns with the draft revised Code of Practice issued pursuant to the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021, and its corresponding consultation. The Act created a new mechanism which certain Public Bodies can use, called Criminal Conduct Authorisations. CCAs render crimes that Covert Human Intelligence Sources  commit lawful for […]

JUSTICE calls for the Home Secretary and the Mayor of London to ensure the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner is committed to rooting out racism

JUSTICE’s Chief Executive, Fiona Rutherford, has today written to the Home Secretary, copying in the Mayor of London, in relation to the appointment of the next Metropolitan Police Commissioner. The letter draws attention to the JUSTICE report Tackling Racial Disparity: Children and the Youth Justice System (2021) and its recommendations which are of particular relevance […]