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 […]

Belhaj and Others v. Jack Straw & Others

January 24, 2017

JUSTICE intervened jointly with the International Commission of Jurists, Amnesty International and REDRESS in this case. The Supreme Court heard the arguments in the case from 9 until 12 November 2015 and judgment was given on 17 January 2017. The group of human rights organisations were given permission to intervene at the Supreme Court in Belhaj […]

Belhaj & Anor v Straw & Ors

October 13, 2014

JUSTICE has intervened jointly with the International Commission of Jurists, Amnesty International and REDRESS in this case. Judgment was handed down in the Court of Appeal on 30 October 2014. The Court affirms the right of Mr Belhaj – an opposition commander during the Libyan armed conflict of 2011 and now leader of the Libyan Al-Watan […]

Nunn v Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary

June 13, 2014

JUSTICE intervened by way of written submissions in the UK Supreme Court in this case concerning the duty upon public authorities to disclose material to a convicted person who is investigating a claim of miscarriage of justice. Judgment was handed down on 13 June 2014. The appellant’s solicitors sought access to DNA evidence in order for […]

Jones v UK

January 14, 2014

JUSTICE intervened jointly with Amnesty International, INTERIGHTS, Human Rights Watch and Redress in this case. The European Court of Human Rights handed down their judgment on 14 January 2014. The claim involved four UK nationals who attempted to bring proceedings in the domestic courts against Saudi Arabia and its officials, seeking redress for their alleged torture […]

Smith & Others v Ministry of Defence

June 19, 2013

JUSTICE intervened in this case to urge the Supreme Court to find that the relationship between the UK and its forces means that they carry the protection of UK law with them overseas, including the human rights protections in the Human Rights Act 1998.  The anomalies created by any other conclusion would, in our view, […]

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs v Rahmatullah

October 31, 2012

The Supreme Court handed down its judgment on 31 October 2012. Mr Rahmatullah was detained by UK forces in Iraq in 2003 and handed over to US forces, subject to a Memoranda of Understanding on the transfer of detainees. He has been held in Afghanistan at Bagram Airbase since some time in 2004. Supported by Reprieve, […]

Nada v Switzerland

September 12, 2012

How should a member state react when a UN Security Council Resolution conflicts with the European Convention on Human Rights? This case concerned the compatibility of asset-freezing under UN Security Council Resolution 1267 with Articles 8 (right to family and private life) and 13 (right to an effective remedy) of the European Convention on Human […]

Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Trust

February 8, 2012

In this case, the Court was asked to consider whether there is a preventive operational obligation under Article 2 of the ECHR to informal psychiatric patients to safeguard their lives when at risk of suicide. Also, whether parents of the deceased are victims for the purposes of bringing a claim under the Human Rights Act. […]