Hearing update from R (Begum) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

November 25, 2020

The UK Supreme Court heard this week (23 and 24 November) the cross appeals in the case of Begum, a case in which JUSTICE intervened by written submission. The case concerns Shamima Begum who, at the age of 15, left the UK for Syria. Ms Begum married an ISIL fighter and aligned herself with the terrorist […]

Begum v Secretary of State for the Home Department

October 29, 2020

JUSTICE has been granted permission to intervene by written submissions in the UK Supreme Court appeal in the case of Begum. The Court is considering whether (1) a fair and effective appeal can take place without Begum being granted leave to enter the UK to take part in the substantive Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) […]

Nealon & Hallam v Secretary of State for Justice

August 6, 2020

The Appellants have applied to the European Court of Human Rights for the court to review whether the test for compensation for miscarriage of justice that applies in England and Wales violates the presumption of innocence protected by Article 6(2) ECHR. JUSTICE has sought permission to intervene and is awaiting whether the Court will hear […]

Nealon & Hallam v Secretary of State for Justice

May 8, 2018

JUSTICE is today intervening in the Supreme Court case, R (on the application of Nealon & Hallam) v Secretary of State for Justice. We will be providing evidence of the inadequacy of the current statutory compensation regime, arguing that the current regime has reduced the redress for wrongful conviction to virtually nothing. Victor Nealon and Sam […]

Belhaj and Others v. Jack Straw & Others

January 24, 2017

JUSTICE intervened jointly with the International Commission of Jurists, Amnesty International and REDRESS in this case. The Supreme Court heard the arguments in the case from 9 until 12 November 2015 and judgment was given on 17 January 2017. The group of human rights organisations were given permission to intervene at the Supreme Court in Belhaj […]

Belhaj & Anor v Straw & Ors

October 13, 2014

JUSTICE has intervened jointly with the International Commission of Jurists, Amnesty International and REDRESS in this case. Judgment was handed down in the Court of Appeal on 30 October 2014. The Court affirms the right of Mr Belhaj – an opposition commander during the Libyan armed conflict of 2011 and now leader of the Libyan Al-Watan […]

Nunn v Chief Constable of Suffolk Constabulary

June 13, 2014

JUSTICE intervened by way of written submissions in the UK Supreme Court in this case concerning the duty upon public authorities to disclose material to a convicted person who is investigating a claim of miscarriage of justice. Judgment was handed down on 13 June 2014. The appellant’s solicitors sought access to DNA evidence in order for […]

Jones v UK

January 14, 2014

JUSTICE intervened jointly with Amnesty International, INTERIGHTS, Human Rights Watch and Redress in this case. The European Court of Human Rights handed down their judgment on 14 January 2014. The claim involved four UK nationals who attempted to bring proceedings in the domestic courts against Saudi Arabia and its officials, seeking redress for their alleged torture […]

Smith & Others v Ministry of Defence

June 19, 2013

JUSTICE intervened in this case to urge the Supreme Court to find that the relationship between the UK and its forces means that they carry the protection of UK law with them overseas, including the human rights protections in the Human Rights Act 1998.  The anomalies created by any other conclusion would, in our view, […]

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs v Rahmatullah

October 31, 2012

The Supreme Court handed down its judgment on 31 October 2012. Mr Rahmatullah was detained by UK forces in Iraq in 2003 and handed over to US forces, subject to a Memoranda of Understanding on the transfer of detainees. He has been held in Afghanistan at Bagram Airbase since some time in 2004. Supported by Reprieve, […]