R (on the application of MONICA) v Director of Public Prosecution

February 24, 2020

JUSTICE wrote a submission to the Supreme Court in February 2020 in relation to an application for permission to appeal. The appeal application was made by the claimant in R (Monica) v DPP [2018] EWHC 3508, on appeal from the High Court, which had dismissed the claimant’s judicial review of the DPP’s decision not to […]

Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill 2019-20

February 7, 2020

7 February 2020 JUSTICE submitted a briefing on the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill 2019-20 ahead of Second Reading in the House of Lords on 4 February 2020. The Bill amends Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003, which deals with extradition to non-EU territories with which the UK has formal extradition arrangements. Its provisions create a new […]

JUSTICE launches report “Increasing Judicial Diversity: An Update”

January 29, 2020

On 29 January 2020, JUSTICE launches its latest working party report, Increasing Judicial Diversity: An Update. This Update builds on JUSTICE’s 2017 Increasing Judicial Diversity report, which explored the structural barriers faced by women, BAME communities, solicitors and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds in reaching the bench. It assesses the progress that has been made […]

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20

January 9, 2020

JUSTICE submitted a briefing to MPs on the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20 ahead of House of Commons Committee Stage on 7 January 2020. JUSTICE takes no view on the UK’s decision to leave the EU. However, we have previously raised concerns about the rights implications of Brexit legislation as well as the resort […]

Fundraising Matching Campaign for JUSTICE

December 3, 2019

Will you make a gift to JUSTICE and help us achieve our vision for a fair, accessible and efficient legal process, in which people’s rights are protected? We are now running a fundraising campaign where all gifts will be matched by generous supporters of JUSTICE. This makes your donation incredibly powerful and will go twice […]

JUSTICE launches report “A new model for challenging school exclusions”

November 11, 2019

On 11th November 2019, JUSTICE launches its latest working party report, Challenging School Exclusions. The report calls for significant change to the current system, including better training for schools on excluding pupils, a new Independent Reviewer of individual exclusion decisions and the possibility of appealing to a judge-led tribunal. This report examines the processes used […]

Response to consultation on the Letter of Rights

November 10, 2019

In the Autumn of 2019 Scottish Government consulted on the content and format of the Letter of Rights given to people who are arrested and held in police custody. Revision of the Letter of Rights was a recommendation of the JUSTICE Scotland working party on Legal Assistance in the Police Station. We responded to the […]

JUSTICE Human Rights Law Conference 2019

On Wednesday 16 October our annual Human Rights Law Conference took place at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. This year, we hosted discussions on a number of topics including free movement, air pollution, rape prosecutions, Brexit, judicial diversity and public inquiries. The conference opened with a morning Keynote Address, delivered by the Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas Green, […]