Ongoing problems with EU settlement scheme affecting millions

March 13, 2024

Ongoing problems with the scheme designed to secure eligible European Economic Area (‘EEA’) nationals their rights to live and work in the UK after Brexit are putting millions of people at risk of wrongly losing their jobs, homes, and access to healthcare and benefits, a new report finds. Continuing problems with the scheme’s online ‘proof […]

New guide to help evidence the role of racism in state-custody deaths 

February 21, 2024

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A new guide released today (21/2/24) provides lawyers representing families bereaved by deaths in police custody, prisons, immigration detention, and mental health settings with the legal expertise to raise the potential role of race and racism at inquests. It also provides foundational knowledge and strategy to coroners to ensure they satisfy their duty in fully […]

Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill

November 17, 2023

On 25 September 2023, JUSTICE hosted a roundtable to discuss the recent Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill. Chaired by former JUSTICE Scotland Chair, Shelagh McCall KC, the roundtable was attended by practitioners, academics, victim support organisations, researchers and policymakers, including representatives from the Scottish Government. The purpose of the roundtable was to discuss […]

The UK’s longstanding commitment to the Rule of Law is under grave threat according to landmark report from JUSTICE

September 11, 2023

Cross-party legal reform charity, JUSTICE has today published a landmark report describing how the rule of law in the UK has “regressed significantly on multiple fronts” and threatens the very democratic fabric of our nation. The report titled “The State We’re in: Addressing Threats & Challenges to the Rule of Law” is a substantial evidenced-based […]

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 […]

The ‘neither confirm nor deny’ (NCND) response

February 22, 2018

In March 2017, JUSTICE hosted a roundtable at University College London with practitioners, experts and academics on the ‘neither confirm nor deny’ (NCND) response. The NCND response is most often used by public authorities in the national security and law enforcement contexts to avoid revealing sensitive information. It may, for example, be used in response […]

Innovations in personally-delivered advice: surveying the landscape

February 21, 2018

JUSTICE has written a new report entitled Innovations in personally-delivered advice: surveying the landscape (January 2018).  The report is available here.  In summary, the report briefly surveys the landscape post-LASPO – looking at innovative projects and practices in personally-delivered civil legal advice. We assess whether these are effective, efficient and ethical. The three sections of the report are: prioritising user convenience; […]

Investigation of police ill-treatment in Europe

June 20, 2017

JUSTICE has taken part in an EU-wide project on ill treatment by police officers. The report, published by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, is a comparative study of seven EU countries, funded by the Open Society Foundations. JUSTICE authored the England and Wales research, which is summarised in the main comparative report. Evidence suggests that law […]

JUSTICE publishes ‘pocket guide’ for Scottish lawmakers

May 10, 2017

As the makers of our laws, as our representatives, and in holding the Scottish Government to account, MSPs wear many hats. To support them in this, JUSTICE has published a new report, Law for Scottish lawmakers: A JUSTICE guide to the law. The report, an update of our 2015 Westminster focussed publication Law For lawmakers, […]

To Assist the Court: Third Party Interventions in the Public Interest

June 22, 2016

It is an old saying that there are at least two sides to every case.  A question for the courts is what happens when there are more than two? Over the past four decades, in a range of legally and constitutionally significant matters – from the treatment of children in detention to the jurisdiction of […]