Consultation response on Employment Law Hearing Structures

January 14, 2019

JUSTICE recently submitted a response to the Law Commission’s consultation paper on Employment Law Hearing Structures. The consultation sought views on how to resolve the problems caused by the current allocation of jurisdiction between the employment tribunals and civil courts in the fields of discrimination and employment law, as well as investigating the current time […]

Independent Public Advocate consultation response

December 4, 2018

JUSTICE this week submitted a response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation Paper on Establishing an Independent Public Advocate. The proposed Independent Public Advocate would act for bereaved families after a public disaster and support them at inquests and inquiries. JUSTICE is heartened that Government is considering reform in this area. We acknowledge that victims […]

JUSTICE is recruiting a Legal Administrator

November 29, 2018

JUSTICE is on the hunt for an administrator to join our legal team. This is a relatively new post at JUSTICE, providing administrative support to the Director of JUSTICE, the Secretary to the AJC and our Legal Team. This post offers an excellent opportunity to gain administrative experience working in a small but busy legal […]

Sir Christopher Greenwood GBE CMG QC gives 2018 Tom Sargant lecture

November 5, 2018

Sir Christopher Greenwood GBE CMG QC delivered our Annual Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture on the topic of ‘International Law and Justice’. Sir Christopher gave a spirited defence of international law’s achievements and impact, in cases that involve human rights both explicitly and implicitly. For example, Sir Christopher observed that maritime boundary cases litigated in the […]

Another successful JUSTICE Human Rights Law Conference

October 15, 2018

On Wednesday 10 October our annual Human Rights Law Conference took place at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, with over 130 people attending. This year, we hosted discussions on a number of topics including access to justice, climate change, national security, Brexit and modern day slavery. The conference  opened with a fascinating Morning Keynote Address, delivered by […]

JUSTICE co-signs letter to the Prime Minister on the issue of the death penalty

October 11, 2018

The Howard League for Penal Reform has written to the Prime Minister to request a meeting over the UK government’s decision this summer not to seek assurances from the US government against the use of the death penalty. The letter, which is co-signed by JUSTICE and other non-governmental organisations, lawyers and academics, was sent to […]

JUSTICE has submitted a briefing on the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2017-19

October 9, 2018

JUSTICE has submitted a briefing on the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2017-19 ahead of the House of Lords Second Reading on Tuesday 9 October. The briefing details our concerns regarding the new port and border controls (Clause 21, Schedule 3); expanded retention of biometric data (Clause 18, Schedule 2); and the power to enter […]

New version of How to Appeal now available

October 3, 2018

It has been seven years since JUSTICE produced the third edition of its brochure for prisoners, How to Appeal. This is the only public facing literature that we produce, but we continue to receive requests for it and are told that it is a valuable resource for prisoners. Since 2011 there have been a few […]

Winter internship at JUSTICE

September 21, 2018

JUSTICE invites applications for our 2018-2019 winter internship, which is a paid position. The successful applicant will work closely with our legal staff: conducting legal research; providing commentary on draft legislation; assisting with third party interventions; and supporting working parties of our membership exploring critical issues of law reform. The internship will provide the opportunity […]