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 […]

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

February 16, 2022

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 […]

JUSTICE writes to Dame Elish Angiolini and Home Secretary on the Sarah Everard inquiry

February 8, 2022

JUSTICE Working Party Chair Sir Robert Owen has today written to Dame Elish Angiolini, copying in the Home Secretary, in respect of the public inquiry into the abduction, rape and murder of Sarah Everard by Wayne Couzens, a serving Metropolitan Police officer. Dame Elish has considerable experience in inquiries and investigations, and we welcome her […]

JUSTICE publishes landmark report on reforming the Parole Board and system

January 20, 2022

On 20 January 2022, JUSTICE will publish its report ‘A Parole System fit for Purpose’. The report has been prepared by a Working Party of experts, chaired by Nicola Padfield QC (Hon), Professor of Criminal and Penal Justice at the University of Cambridge. It makes 22 practical, achievable, and well-evidenced recommendations which explore and show […]

Fiona Rutherford appointed new Chief Executive of JUSTICE

November 22, 2021

The Trustees of JUSTICE are delighted to announce today that Fiona Rutherford has been appointed the new Chief Executive of the organisation. An expert, values-led leader, Fiona Rutherford will succeed Andrea Coomber and assume responsibilities on 1 February 2022. Currently the Director of Access to Justice Policy, Ministry of Justice, Fiona is a qualified barrister […]

JUSTICE and the Administrative Justice Council launch report on reforming the benefits system

July 8, 2021

The joint Administrative Justice Council and JUSTICE Working Party publishes its report Reforming Benefits Decision-Making, on 8 July 2021. It makes recommendations aimed at creating a benefits system that prioritises dignity and respect and places the user at its heart. The benefits decision-making system forms a huge part of the administrative justice landscape in the […]