JUSTICE is at the heart of issues that will shape the future legal landscape. We promote access to justice, human rights and the rule of law – through research, education and interventions in the courts. For more than 50 years we have been at the cutting edge of the debate on legal reform and are widely respected for the quality of our analysis.
Achieving the vision and mission of JUSTICE is a long-term goal. Many of our projects run for years, if not decades; integrating research, education and casework to improve the operation of the justice system and protect individual rights. For example, JUSTICE’s first project – in 1963 – worked to highlight the inability of us all to challenge poor decision making. This work led to the establishment of the Parliamentary Ombudsman, but we still work on administrative justice today, researching the effectiveness and accessibility of the Ombudsman, promoting access to judicial review, and exploring the effectiveness of non-judicial models of redress.
JUSTICE work includes:
- Providing evidence-based analysis and proposing practical solutions to law-makers, judges and relevant public servants, through professional and cross-party working party expertise to guide and support particular JUSTICE projects
- Scrutinising legislation as it passes through Parliament
- Working with policy makers to support law, policy and practice which respects individual rights
- Leading expert interventions in the courts
- Arranging regular events, conferences and seminars