A message from JUSTICE

March 23, 2020

As you know, we are all facing uniquely challenging times with the increasing spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of our staff, stakeholders, members and supporters is our primary concern. The team at JUSTICE hope you and your loved ones keep safe and well. We are doing our part to stop the spread of […]

Emergency Coronavirus Bill

March 20, 2020

20 March 2020 This briefing addresses the emergency Coronavirus Bill, ahead of Second Reading in the House of Commons on the 23rd March 2020. We fully appreciate the pressure Government is under in responding to the outbreak of the coronavirus and understand that the measures proposed in this Bill are for the carefully considered extension […]

Another successful JUSTICE Student Conference

March 19, 2020

On Saturday 7 March, our annual JUSTICE Student Conference took place at the International Dispute Resolution Centre in London. After a fascinating keynote speech, we held break-out sessions looking at the benefits system, the family justice system, and the Magistrates’ Courts. The conference opened with a keynote address delivered by Tessa Khan, an international human […]

Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill

March 11, 2020

11 March 2020 JUSTICE submitted a briefing to the Lords on the Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill ahead of the second reading of the Bill in the House of Lords on 24 February 2020. Our briefing raises three principle areas of concern in relation to the clauses of the Bill: we believe that […]

JUSTICE launches “Solving Housing Disputes” report

March 5, 2020

On 5th March 2020, JUSTICE launches its latest working party report, Solving Housing Disputes, chaired by Andrew Arden QC. Too many people in England and Wales find it difficult to enforce access to housing or other housing rights. Over the past decade, homelessness has more than doubled and early legal advice and intervention to address […]

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 […]