European Convention on Human Rights

JUSTICE is committed to ensuring that human rights are protected and respected by each of the institutions of Government in the UK.

Individuals should have a right to an effective remedy in our domestic courts for violation of those rights and, in practice, should enjoy each of the substantive human rights enshrined the European Convention on Human Rights and the UN human rights treaties to which the UK is a party.

The UK’s participation in the European Convention on Human Rights is at the cornerstone of our commitment to the international rule of law and the protection of individual rights by international law.


The Future of the European Court of Human Rights

JUSTICE considers that the future of the Convention system must build upon a commitment to the right of individuals to seek a remedy before the European Court of Human Rights.

We were one of a small handful of organisations invited to participate in the Brighton Convention on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights. Working together with the International Commission of Jurists, we are working to secure the effectiveness of the Court and the right of individuals to a remedy for violations of the Convention.

Read JUSTICE’s latest submission on the Future of the European Convention on Human Rights.


Third party interventions

JUSTICE was one of the first organisations to be granted permission to make third-party submissions before the European Court of Human Rights. We continue to intervene in cases before the European Court of Human Rights which help shape the justice system in the UK or for the protection of individual rights in the UK .

Our current cases