Response to consultation on the Letter of Rights

January 21, 2020

In the Autumn of 2019 Scottish Government consulted on the content and format of the Letter of Rights given to people who are arrested and held in police custody. Revision of the Letter of Rights was a recommendation of the JUSTICE Scotland working party on Legal Assistance in the Police Station. We responded to the […]

Fundraising Matching Campaign for JUSTICE

December 3, 2019

Will you make a gift to JUSTICE and help us achieve our vision for a fair, accessible and efficient legal process, in which people’s rights are protected? We are now running a fundraising campaign where all gifts will be matched by generous supporters of JUSTICE. This makes your donation incredibly powerful and will go twice […]

JUSTICE launches report “A new model for challenging school exclusions”

November 11, 2019

On 11th November 2019, JUSTICE launches its latest working party report, Challenging School Exclusions. The report calls for significant change to the current system, including better training for schools on excluding pupils, a new Independent Reviewer of individual exclusion decisions and the possibility of appealing to a judge-led tribunal. This report examines the processes used […]

JUSTICE Human Rights Law Conference 2019

On Wednesday 16 October our annual Human Rights Law Conference took place at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. This year, we hosted discussions on a number of topics including free movement, air pollution, rape prosecutions, Brexit, judicial diversity and public inquiries. The conference opened with a morning Keynote Address, delivered by the Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas Green, […]

JUSTICE submits evidence to the Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice

October 9, 2019

In October 2019, JUSTICE submitted evidence to the Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice, which was established by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Miscarriages of Justice. The aim of the Commission’s inquiry was to investigate the serious misgivings expressed in the legal profession, commentators and academics, about the remit of the Criminal Cases Review Commission […]

One-year update – Preventing Digital Exclusion from Online Justice

July 31, 2019

In June 2018, JUSTICE published its Working Party report, Preventing Digital Exclusion from Online Justice (“PDE”). The background to the Working Party was the ambitious £1.6 billion Reform Programme launched by HMCTS in 2016, aimed at reforming the justice system so that cases are increasingly resolved online. JUSTICE supported the Reform Programme, on the basis […]

JUSTICE submits response to the Sentencing Council consultation

July 18, 2019

On 9 July 2019, JUSTICE responded to the Sentencing Council consultation on its Sentencing Offenders with Mental Health Conditions or Disorders Guideline. Our 2017 Mental Health and Fair Trial report recommended that a sentencing guideline on mental health and vulnerability should be created. JUSTICE welcomes the Sentencing Council Guideline, which is a direct response to […]