Building a surveillance law fit for purpose – new JUSTICE publication

November 3, 2015

In 2011, JUSTICE published Freedom from Suspicion: Surveillance Reform for a Digital Age, a forward looking report on the failure of the surveillance framework in the UK to keep pace with changing technology, to the detriment of both individual privacy and the credibility of the work of our law enforcement and intelligence agencies.  We recommended […]

New guide to judicial review reforms

October 21, 2015

New guide to judicial review reforms published by JUSTICE, The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and The Public Law Project JUSTICE today publishes “Judicial Review and the Rule of Law: An Introduction to the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, Part 4”.   The result of a collaborative project with The Bingham Centre for […]

Alison Saunders gives JUSTICE Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture

This year’s Tom Sargant Annual Memorial Lecture was given last night by Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders CB. Her lecture, The Crown Prosecution Service: Protector of victims’ and defendants’ rights, provided insights on the historical development of support for victims of crime, while ensuring safeguards were in place to main the defendants fair trial […]

JUSTICE briefing extensively quoted in Parliament

October 14, 2015

JUSTICE’s briefing on the Immigration Bill 2015-16 was quoted extensively during its second reading in the House of Commons yesterday. Both the Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham (scroll down to Column 209) and the SNP’s Justice and Home Affairs spokesperson, Joanna Cherry (scroll down to Column 246), referenced some of our concerns and urged Members of the House to […]

JUSTICE briefing for Second Reading of Immigration Bill

October 9, 2015

The Immigration Bill 2015-16 received its first reading on 17th September, 2015; its second reading will be in the House of Commons on Tuesday, 13th October, 2015. According to the Explanatory Notes published alongside the Bill, the purpose of the Bill is to tackle illegal immigration by making it harder to live and work illegally […]

Latest policy developments from JUSTICE

September 25, 2015

With Parliament back in session our policy team have had to hit the ground running covering the latest developments in potential legislation. They have already produced consultation responses on judicial review claimants and financial disclosure, and court and tribunal fees, as well as a briefing detailing suggested amendments to the on-going progress of the Criminal Justice […]

JUSTICE publishes ‘Law for Lawmakers’ – a new guide to the law for MPs

July 8, 2015

JUSTICE has long worked on a cross-party basis to build a bridge between Westminster and the legal community. In that spirit, we today publish Law for Lawmakers, a short introduction to some key legal and constitutional principles confronted by MPs, Peers and their staff in their work. This guide is designed to provide basic information […]

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 […]