JUSTICE launches report ‘In the Dock’

July 2, 2015

Last night JUSTICE published its most recent report, In the Dock: Reassessing the use of the dock in criminal trial which reviews the criminal dock and recommends that its use is discontinued. The audience from across the profession, including barristers, solicitors, judges and academics heard from the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales who welcomed the report for “raising the debate”. […]

Lord Chief Justice endorses JUSTICE report on civil courts and tribunals

JUSTICE welcomes yesterday’s address by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, in which he stressed the need for wide ranging reform of the justice system:  “…I hope that we can create a better court and tribunal system, with rules and procedures to ensure that the right work is carried out […]

Snooping law for a digital age?  Let’s rip up RIPA and start again.

June 11, 2015

Today, in a long-awaited report – A Question of Trust – the Independent Reviewer of Counter-Terrorism Legislation, Lord Anderson of Ipswich QC echoes JUSTICE’s call to ‘start from scratch’ with a new surveillance law fit for a digital age. For almost a decade, since its adoption, JUSTICE has urged reform of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers […]

JUSTICE on the “Bill of Rights” debate

May 12, 2015

Reports suggest repeal of the Human Rights Act will be a priority for the Queen’s Speech. JUSTICE is committed to ensuring that human rights are protected and respected by each of the institutions of Government in the UK. Individuals should have a right to an effective remedy in our domestic courts for violation of those […]

Delivering Justice in an Age of Austerity report launch

April 23, 2015

The JUSTICE Working Party on Delivering Justice in an Age of Austerity launched its much-anticipated report to a packed reception at Herbert Smith Freehills last night. Drawing on the collective and unparalleled expertise of the Working Party’s membership across the profession, the report sets out a vision of systemic change to the way our civil […]

The JUSTICE Debate 2015

April 22, 2015

As we prepare for a general election and a new Parliament, last week JUSTICE brought together representatives of the three main sitting parties in the last to discuss their record on the justice system and their manifesto commitments for 2015 and beyond. Lord Faulks QC (Conservative), Simon Hughes (Liberal Democrat) and Andy Slaughter (Labour) joined […]

JUSTICE responds to ISC Privacy and Security Report

March 13, 2015

JUSTICE welcomes the recognition by the Intelligence and Security Committee (“ISC”) that the current legislative framework for surveillance by security agencies in the UK lacks transparency and is ready for reform. Surveillance is a necessary activity in the fight against serious crime. It is a vital part of our national security. It has saved countless lives […]

JUSTICE and other NGOs support better national implementation of the ECHR

March 3, 2015

JUSTICE, together with other UK and European NGOs, supports the initiative of the Council of Europe, under the Belgian Chairmanship, to promote measures for the more effective implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights. On 26 February 2015, JUSTICE signed a joint statement in response to the draft Brussels Declaration on the ‘Implementation of […]

Lord Judge speaks of importance of JUSTICE

February 12, 2015

Lord Judge showed his support for JUSTICE, and our ongoing Appeal, in his opening speech at our ‘Evening with Hilary Mantel’ event last night. Read the full speech.