JUSTICE submits a briefing to the Justice Commons Select Committee

April 2, 2020

This briefing addresses the Justice Committee ahead of their first meeting on the criminal justice system and COVID-19 on 7 April 2020. JUSTICE is supportive of the many efforts which are being made to keep the justice system functioning during this difficult time. This short briefing to the Committee raises the key principles which JUSTICE […]

JUSTICE submits briefing on Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill

April 1, 2020

JUSTICE has briefed the Scottish Parliament relating to Schedule 4 of the Bill on justice matters, ahead of Stage 1, and all stages, due to take place on 1st April 2020. We fully appreciate the pressure Scottish Government is under in responding to the outbreak of the coronavirus and understand that the measures proposed in […]

A message from JUSTICE

March 23, 2020

As you know, we are all facing uniquely challenging times with the increasing spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of our staff, stakeholders, members and supporters is our primary concern. The team at JUSTICE hope you and your loved ones keep safe and well. We are doing our part to stop the spread of […]

JUSTICE submits a briefing on the emergency Coronavirus Bill

March 20, 2020

This briefing addresses the emergency Coronavirus Bill, ahead of Second Reading in the House of Commons on the 23rd March 2020. We fully appreciate the pressure Government is under in responding to the outbreak of the coronavirus and understand that the measures proposed in this Bill are for the carefully considered extension of State power […]

Another successful JUSTICE Student Conference

March 19, 2020

On Saturday 7 March, our annual JUSTICE Student Conference took place at the International Dispute Resolution Centre in London. After a fascinating keynote speech, we held break-out sessions looking at the benefits system, the family justice system, and the Magistrates’ Courts. The conference opened with a keynote address delivered by Tessa Khan, an international human […]

JUSTICE launches “Solving Housing Disputes” report

March 5, 2020

On 5th March 2020, JUSTICE launches its latest working party report, Solving Housing Disputes, chaired by Andrew Arden QC. Too many people in England and Wales find it difficult to enforce access to housing or other housing rights. Over the past decade, homelessness has more than doubled and early legal advice and intervention to address […]

JUSTICE submits a briefing on the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill 2019-20

February 7, 2020

JUSTICE submitted a briefing on the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill 2019-20 ahead of Second Reading in the House of Lords on 4 February 2020. The Bill amends Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003, which deals with extradition to non-EU territories with which the UK has formal extradition arrangements. Its provisions create a new power of arrest […]

JUSTICE launches report “Increasing Judicial Diversity: An Update”

January 29, 2020

On 29 January 2020, JUSTICE launches its latest working party report, Increasing Judicial Diversity: An Update. This Update builds on JUSTICE’s 2017 Increasing Judicial Diversity report, which explored the structural barriers faced by women, BAME communities, solicitors and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds in reaching the bench. It assesses the progress that has been made […]