JUSTICE seeks new Board members

September 27, 2017

Founded 60 years ago, JUSTICE is an all-party law reform and human rights organisation working to strengthen the justice system – administrative, civil and criminal – in the United Kingdom. Our vision is of fair, accessible and efficient legal processes, in which the individual’s rights are protected, and which reflect the country’s international reputation for […]

JUSTICE is recruiting a Legal Fellow

September 19, 2017

JUSTICE invites applications for a six month fellowship, which is a paid position. The successful applicant will work closely with our Head of Administrative Justice, primarily to support the delivery of JUSTICE’s Immigration and Asylum Working Party. The fellowship will provide an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their research and drafting skills, to […]

EU Withdrawal Bill: Second Reading Briefing

September 6, 2017

JUSTICE has produced a Second Reading briefing on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19. There are four areas of concern for us in the drafting of the Bill and presumptions raised in it, borne out of one overarching difficulty. While we accept that legislating for exit is a monumental task, and this Bill is attempting to […]

Social Security (Scotland) Bill

This Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament making provision about social security. The Bill, which is currently in its second stage, was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance MSP, on 20 June 2017. JUSTICE seeks to raise our concerns regarding the proposed offences set out in Part […]

Five reasons to support TeamJUSTICE in the Royal Parks Half Marathon

August 30, 2017

On Sunday 8 October 2017, runners from across the legal profession are taking on the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, in aid of JUSTICE. Research has found that less than half of people in England and Wales have confidence in the effectiveness of the justice system. The money raised by TeamJUSTICE through running the 13.1 […]

New film tells the JUSTICE story

August 9, 2017

Throughout 2017, JUSTICE is celebrating 60 years of shaping the legal landscape in the UK. To mark this anniversary, long standing JUSTICE supporter Peter Hill – who created and produced the BBC television show ‘Rough Justice‘ – has made this film. Presented by Martin Young, it explains how JUSTICE became the organisation it is today and […]

JUSTICE’s work is as needed now as it was in 1957

July 4, 2017

This year JUSTICE celebrates 60 years of shaping the legal landscape in the UK. On Wednesday 28 June we held an anniversary dinner at Inner Temple in London and we continue to celebrate with our members and supporters throughout 2017. In 1957 a group of public minded lawyers founded JUSTICE to promote the rule of […]

Investigation of police ill-treatment in Europe

June 20, 2017

JUSTICE has taken part in an EU-wide project on ill treatment by police officers. The report, published by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, is a comparative study of seven EU countries, funded by the Open Society Foundations. JUSTICE authored the England and Wales research, which is summarised in the main comparative report. Evidence suggests that law […]

Diversity: JUSTICE responds to the latest Judicial Appointments Commission statistics

June 6, 2017

On 1 June, the Judicial Appointments Commission released its annual official statistics. These statistics provide some breakdown of the diversity of those who apply and are recommended for judicial appointment. Background JUSTICE’s new Working Party report, Increasing judicial diversity, was launched on 25 April 2017. Our Working Party offered practical recommendations for change to improve […]