Immigration Bill

October 9, 2015

The Immigration Bill 2015-16 is now set to receive royal assent. JUSTICE worked with a coalition of NGOs, co-ordinated by the Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association, which helped to achieve or support a few significant victories including: A commitment by the Government to accept a (as yet to be determined) number of unaccompanied refugee children from […]

JUSTICE on the “Bill of Rights” debate

May 12, 2015

Reports suggest repeal of the Human Rights Act will be a priority for the Queen’s Speech. 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 […]

Human Rights: Beyond the Courtroom

April 28, 2015

The JUSTICE Student Human Rights Network Conference In the run-up to the General Election and with one of the main political parties challenging the role of the Human Rights Act 1998 in the protection of individual rights, we would like to remind you of the JSHRN Conference and the impact of human rights beyond the […]

Delivering Justice in an Age of Austerity report launch

April 23, 2015

The JUSTICE Working Party on Delivering Justice in an Age of Austerity launched its much-anticipated report to a packed reception at Herbert Smith Freehills last night. Drawing on the collective and unparalleled expertise of the Working Party’s membership across the profession, the report sets out a vision of systemic change to the way our civil […]

The JUSTICE Debate 2015

April 22, 2015

As we prepare for a general election and a new Parliament, last week JUSTICE brought together representatives of the three main sitting parties in the last to discuss their record on the justice system and their manifesto commitments for 2015 and beyond. Lord Faulks QC (Conservative), Simon Hughes (Liberal Democrat) and Andy Slaughter (Labour) joined […]

JUSTICE responds to ISC Privacy and Security Report

March 13, 2015

JUSTICE welcomes the recognition by the Intelligence and Security Committee (“ISC”) that the current legislative framework for surveillance by security agencies in the UK lacks transparency and is ready for reform. Surveillance is a necessary activity in the fight against serious crime. It is a vital part of our national security. It has saved countless lives […]

Directive on presumption of innocence

March 11, 2015

The EU Roadmap on procedural rights for suspects and accused people in criminal matters continues apace, with three Commission proposals for Directives being considered by the institutions: the right to legal aid; procedural safeguards for children; and strengthening certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and the right to be present at trial. The UK […]

JUSTICE and other NGOs support better national implementation of the ECHR

March 3, 2015

JUSTICE, together with other UK and European NGOs, supports the initiative of the Council of Europe, under the Belgian Chairmanship, to promote measures for the more effective implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights. On 26 February 2015, JUSTICE signed a joint statement in response to the draft Brussels Declaration on the ‘Implementation of […]

National implementation of the ECHR

JUSTICE, together with other UK and European NGOs, supports the initiative of the Council of Europe, under the Belgian Chairmanship, to promote measures for the more effective implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights. On 26 February 2015, JUSTICE signed a joint statement in response to the draft Brussels Declaration on the ‘Implementation of […]

Externship opportunities at JUSTICE

February 26, 2015

Have you always wanted to do an internship at JUSTICE but couldn’t commit to full time work in London? Do you want to support a criminal justice or human rights project? If so, our externship position might be for you. We are looking to recruit external interns (externs) who can commit to working for JUSTICE […]