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 […]

Building a surveillance law fit for purpose – new JUSTICE publication

November 3, 2015

In 2011, JUSTICE published Freedom from Suspicion: Surveillance Reform for a Digital Age, a forward looking report on the failure of the surveillance framework in the UK to keep pace with changing technology, to the detriment of both individual privacy and the credibility of the work of our law enforcement and intelligence agencies.  We recommended […]

Law for Lawmakers: A JUSTICE guide to the law

July 8, 2015

JUSTICE has long worked on a cross-party basis to build a bridge between Westminster and the legal community. In that spirit, we have published Law for Lawmakers, a short introduction to some key legal and constitutional principles confronted by MPs, Peers and their staff in their work. This guide is designed to provide basic information and […]

In the dock

July 1, 2015

Reassessing the use of the dock in criminal trials The use of the dock for adult defendants in our criminal courts is unquestioned. Secure docks – with high walls made of glass panels – are most common, although some defendants will be held in open, wooden docks. While some courts will allow the defendant out […]