Nationality and Borders Bill

September 23, 2021

JUSTICE, jointly with Public Law Project, has briefed the House of Commons for the Committee Stage of the Nationality and Borders Bill. Our briefings address specific changes which are needed within this Bill for effective access to justice and protection of the rule of law. We also highlight fundamental flaws in the overall approach of […]

JUSTICE remembers Jonathan Cooper OBE

September 20, 2021

Jonathan Cooper OBE was a stalwart of JUSTICE. Jonathan was our Human Rights Director and later Acting Assistant Director in the late 1990s and early 2000s, leading our work on the introduction of the Human Rights Act and the training of judges around it. Having gone on to become a leading light for equality, particularly […]

JUSTICE are hiring a new Chief Executive

August 20, 2021

Striving for a fair, accessible, and equal justice system. Our current Director, Andrea Coomber, is leaving after eight years. She has been instrumental in growing our membership, clarifying our strategic focus, and ensuring our financial viability. This means that our new CE is coming into a strongly performing and highly reputable organisation. It also means […]

Law Commission Consultation on 14th Programme of Law Reform

August 16, 2021

JUSTICE has responded to the Law Commission’s consultation on its 14th Programme of law reform. We provided our views on the ideas for the programme of work put forward by the Law Commission and which are relevant to JUSTICE’s own work. The Law Commission, like JUSTICE, carries out specialist law reform projects and we both […]

New Plan for Immigration

May 11, 2021

In May 2021, JUSTICE responded to the Home Office’s “New Plan for Immigration” consultation. The consultation proposed fundamental changes to the law and process of immigration, asylum and modern slavery matters, which will form the basis of a Sovereign Borders Bill later in the year. Whilst we noted that such widespread reform would require substantial […]

Government Consultation on Judicial Review Reform

May 4, 2021

In March, the Independent Review of Administrative Law (“IRAL”) report was published along with the Government’s response to the IRAL, which set out proposals for reform of judicial review and contained a further consultation.   Following our response to the IRAL, JUSTICE has submitted a response to the Government’s consultation. Our response, which focuses on the importance of judicial review in protecting the rule […]

JUSTICE submits a briefing to the Commons on the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill for Ping Pong

April 20, 2021

This briefing addresses JUSTICE’s concerns with the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill. JUSTICE recognises the unique role and status of the UK’s armed forces, and the difficulties faced by service personnel. However, this Bill is deficient in two important respects, as it both fails to support current and former service personnel whilst also […]

Nealon and Hallam v UK

March 29, 2021

On 17 March 2021 we filed written submissions with the European Court of Human Rights, having been given permission to intervene in this long-running case concerning compensation for miscarriage of justice. We previously intervened in the UK Supreme Court, which by a majority, found against the appellants in 2019. The case concerns whether the amended […]

JUSTICE submits a briefing on the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill for Committee Stage

March 9, 2021

This briefing addresses JUSTICE’s concerns with the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill. JUSTICE recognises the unique role and status of the UK’s armed forces, and the difficulties faced by service personnel. However, this Bill is deficient in two important respects, as it both fails to support current and former service personnel whilst also […]