Extraction of Information from Electronic Devices: Draft Code of Practice 2022

July 21, 2022

This response addresses JUSTICE’s concerns with the Home Office’s draft Code of Practice issued pursuant to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022, through its corresponding consultation. Section 37 of the Act allows authorised persons, chiefly police officers, to extract information stored on an electronic device if the device user has voluntarily provided it and […]

JUSTICE briefing for House of Lords debate on impact of Human Rights Act 1998

July 15, 2022

JUSTICE briefed House of Lords peers ahead of their debate on Thursday 14 July 2022 on the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998. The debate inevitably also addressed the Government’s proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act, through their Bill of Rights Bill. There was consensus from across the house at the debate that […]

JUSTICE responds to the Government’s legislation to repeal the Human Rights Act

June 22, 2022

The Government has today published its legislation to repeal the Human Rights Act. JUSTICE believes that this legislation will severely weaken rights protection in the United Kingdom, cause unnecessary legal uncertainty, have serious consequences for the devolved settlements and Good Friday Agreement and is inconsistent with our international obligations under the European Convention on Human […]

Almira Delibegović-Broome QC announced as new Chair of JUSTICE Scotland

June 6, 2022

JUSTICE are delighted to announce today that Almira Delibegović-Broome QC will take on the role of Chair of JUSTICE Scotland, succeeding Shelagh McCall QC as Chair of the Scottish branch of the law reform charity. JUSTICE has been at the forefront of law reform in the United Kingdom since 1957, aiming to promote a fairer […]

JUSTICE – Response to Queen’s Speech 2022

May 10, 2022

JUSTICE has responded to the Government’s legislative agenda for the next year as announced in the Queen’s Speech delivered on 10 May 2022. JUSTICE considers that many of the measures contained in the Speech will serve to weaken human rights, decrease state accountability, and threaten the rule of law. JUSTICE’s response addresses the following concerns […]

Covid-19 Inquiry Terms of Reference Consultation

April 12, 2022

JUSTICE has submitted our response to the UK Covid-19 Inquiry Terms of Reference Consultation. Our response highlights the need to explicitly include an examination of the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on minority communities within the terms of reference. Informed by the findings of our 2019 report When Things Go Wrong, our response also recommends […]

JUSTICE Scotland seeks Chair and Vice-Chair

April 8, 2022

JUSTICE, the leading charity for law reform and human rights across the UK, are looking for a Chair and Vice-Chair to lead their Scottish branch. Since launching in 2012, JUSTICE Scotland has become the leading voice on justice and rule of law issues in Scotland, as well as contributing to the organisation’s UK-wide work. Operating […]

JUSTICE and Linklaters announce new Fellowship positions for graduates

JUSTICE and Linklaters LLP have announced their new Fellowship programme for law graduates, welcoming, in particular, applications from Black, and minority ethnic candidates, including those from socio-economically less advantaged backgrounds. The successful applicants will be part of JUSTICE’s legal team, working alongside JUSTICE lawyers and working parties of our members and other experts on landmark […]