Mental Health and Fair Trial

November 27, 2017

Suspects and defendants with mental ill health or learning disabilities need to be better identified and supported, in order to ensure their right to a fair trial in England, argues a JUSTICE report published on 27 November 2017. Around one in four adults in the UK are diagnosed with a mental illness during their lifetime […]

Increasing Judicial Diversity

April 25, 2017

In April 2017, JUSTICE published its report Increasing judicial diversity which 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 constitutional issue, calls for systemic changes to increase accountability and improve recruitment processes, and proposes […]

What is a Court?

May 18, 2016

In 2015, JUSTICE launched a Working Party of our membership looking at What is a Court?, challenging long-held notions of what is required of a court or tribunal, and intended to inform the HMCTS Reform Programme as it is designed and implemented. The Working Party was chaired by Alexandra Marks. The report of the Working […]

Complex and lengthy criminal trials

March 3, 2016

Over the course of 2015 a JUSTICE working party of members and invited experts chaired by Sir David Calvert-Smith was tasked with reviewing the current processes that lead to complex and lengthy criminal trials. This was in order to present a series of recommendations designed to deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness within the criminal justice […]

Delivering Justice in an Age of Austerity

April 23, 2015

As part of our new strategy, JUSTICE is returning to working more closely with our members. In 2014, we launched a Working Party of our membership on Delivering Justice in an Age of Austerity, focused on the civil courts and tribunals, and chaired by The Rt. Hon Sir Stanley Burnton. The report of the Working […]