A strong European Court of Human Rights is essential and the Strasbourg Court has played a major role in advancing civil liberties and human rights at home and in Europe. The real burden on the Court is the failure of some countries to take their obligations under the Convention seriously by protecting rights effectively at […]
JUSTICE welcomes judgment of the European Court of Human Rights that return to face trial on the basis of torture evidence would be unlawful and expresses regret on the conflicting judgment of the Court on the Memorandum of Understanding between Jordan and the UK. Read JUSTICE’s Press Release
JUSTICE has published its response to the Government’s Green Paper on Justice and Security. We strongly criticise Government’s principal proposals– which would give the Government the discretion to trigger the use of secret evidence in any civil proceedings – as an unnecessary, unfair and unjustified interference with the principle of open justice. The Government should think […]
JUSTICE – as part of a coalition of major UK and international civil society organisations – today publishes its detailed analysis of current proposals for the reform of the European Court of Human Rights. New proposals by the UK and Swiss Governments would unacceptably restrict the right of individual petition and would undermine the invaluable […]
Abdel Hakim Belhaj, now head of the Tripoli Military Council, today announced his decision not to appear before the Government’s Detainee Inquiry, led by Sir Peter Gibson. In proceedings against the Government, Mr Belhadj claims that, following intervention by UK security and intelligence agencies, he was held and tortured in Tripoli under the Gaddafi regime. […]
Al-Khawaja and Tahery v UK was heard on appeal from the Fourth Section of the Strasbourg court to the Grand Chamber. JUSTICE was granted permission to intervene as a third party in the case. Read our press release in response to the judgment and more information about the intervention.
JUSTICE has published its response to the Commission on a Bill of Rights Discussion Paper: Do we need a UK Bill of Rights? Read JUSTICE’s response.
The EU Commission has been consulting on length and conditions of detention in the EU and whether there is need for the EU to legislate in this area. The green paper forms Measure F on the Roadmap on procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings. JUSTICE and the ICJ have issued a joint response to the green […]
JUSTICE has published a briefing on the Terrorism Prevention and Investigative Measures Bill for House of Lords Report Stage. Read relating to thisbill.
JUSTICE responds to the Carloway Review: Report and Recommendations Read JUSTICE’s response and press release.