JUSTICE urges states to treat UK European Court proposals with caution

April 17, 2012

Marking the publication of the latest joint NGO statement as proposals on the draft Brighton declaration on the future of the European Court of Human Rights come to a close, JUSTICE calls on States to focus on better national implementation of human rights standards over measures likely to undermine the long-term future of the European […]

JUSTICE Director of Human Rights Policy on reform of the Strasbourg Court

In advance of the Brighton Conference on the future of the European Court of Human Rights, JUSTICE’s Human Rights Director suggests Guardian readers not believe everything they read about the Court and human rights. Will the conference be a missed opportunity to improve States’ records on human rights standards at home? Read more here

JUSTICE calls for caution on the UK proposals for Strasbourg reform: Letter to The Times

March 6, 2012

Roger Smith, Director of Justice, wrote to The Times, on Monday 5 March 2012, urging diplomatic leaders to exercise caution over the proposed reforms, in light of the possible long-term impact of the proposed changes on the rule of law and the commitment to the protection of universal human rights standards in Europe and beyond. […]

Supreme Court ruling welcomed by leading Mental Health and Human Rights Organisations

February 8, 2012

Hospitals must ensure that they take appropriate steps to prevent voluntary psychiatric patients from taking their own lives, according to a landmark judgment handed down today by the Supreme Court. The unanimous ruling, which has been welcomed by leading mental health and human rights organisations, held that Pennine Care NHS Trust had a duty under […]

JUSTICE welcomes inspector’s call for reform of undercover policing

February 2, 2012

JUSTICE welcomes the recommendation of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Sir Denis O’Connor, that the use of undercover surveillance must be subject to prior oversight. In our November 2011 report, Freedom from Suspicion: Surveillance Reform for a Digital Age, we called for the use of covert human intelligence sources to be subject to judicial control […]