Nealon & Hallam v Secretary of State for Justice

May 8, 2018

JUSTICE is today intervening in the Supreme Court case, R (on the application of Nealon & Hallam) v Secretary of State for Justice. We will be providing evidence of the inadequacy of the current statutory compensation regime, arguing that the current regime has reduced the redress for wrongful conviction to virtually nothing. Victor Nealon and Sam […]

Supporting Exonerees: ensuring accessible, continuing and consistent support

April 17, 2018

In April 2018, JUSTICE launched its report Supporting Exonerees: Ensuring Accessible, Consistent and Continuing Support at White & Case LLP in London. The report highlights the inadequacy of the compensation regime. The compensation award is capped and the application process is burdensome and complex. Furthermore, changes to legislation have created a higher threshold test and […]

JUSTICE to host successor to the Administrative Justice Forum

December 6, 2017

JUSTICE is delighted to officially announce the launch of the Administrative Justice Council. JUSTICE will be providing the Secretariat functions to the Council which will be chaired by The Right Honourable Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals. The Council will be the successor body to the Administrative Justice Forum which was abolished in April […]

Lord Dyson and Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd join JUSTICE Council

October 25, 2017

JUSTICE  elected new representatives to its Council and Board at its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 24 October 2017. The new JUSTICE Council members are: Zahra Al-Rikabi is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers with a broad practice encompassing commercial, public and European law. Lord Dyson was Master of the Rolls for four years until […]

‘We as a nation must not be terrified’ – Max Hill QC gives 2017 Tom Sargant lecture

October 24, 2017

Max Hill QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, delivered the Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture to a busy room on Tuesday 24 October. The lecture, titled ‘Rights vs Security: the challenge engaged’, discussed the tension between rights on the one hand and security on the other and the potential for terrorism legislation, in the interests of […]

Diversity: JUSTICE responds to the latest Judicial Appointments Commission statistics

June 6, 2017

On 1 June, the Judicial Appointments Commission released its annual official statistics. These statistics provide some breakdown of the diversity of those who apply and are recommended for judicial appointment. Background JUSTICE’s new Working Party report, Increasing judicial diversity, was launched on 25 April 2017. Our Working Party offered practical recommendations for change to improve […]

Increasing judicial diversity is vital to a fairer justice system – a JUSTICE working party gives its recommendations

April 25, 2017

Despite the diverse make-up of the United Kingdom, our senior judiciary is dominated by white and privately educated men. The new JUSTICE report, Increasing judicial diversity, explores the structural barriers faced by women, people from visible ethnic minorities and those from less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds in reaching the bench. The report explains why diversity is a vital […]

Supreme Court rules torture and rendition claims against UK government should proceed

January 17, 2017

Leading human rights organisations have hailed a landmark decision of the UK Supreme Court to hold the UK Government accountable for its role in human rights abuses overseas. The country’s highest court issued today a long-awaited judgment in the two joined appeals in Belhaj and Others v. Jack Straw & Others and Rahmatullah v. Ministry of […]