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November 2014

No practical alternative to the European Arrest Warrant

Today JUSTICE joins with retired judges and other senior figures in the legal community to urge the Government to opt back in to the European Arrest Warrant.

October 2014

Court of Appeal confirms access to court in torture cases.

JUSTICE welcomes the powerful judgment issued by the Court of Appeal this morning in the case of Abdul-Hakim Belhaj and Other v. Jack Straw & Others.

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'An Evening with Robert Harris' and 'An Evening with Hilary Mantel'

Charities and NGOs call on Peers to preserve access to Judicial Review

Today JUSTICE joins charities representing children and older people, people with disabilities, bereaved families and victims of torture; and organisations working on issues as diverse as housing, fair treatment at work and in healthcare, freedom of expression and privacy online to call on Peers to vote against significant restrictions to judicial review in Part 4 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.

JUSTICE on a ‘British Bill of Rights’

JUSTICE responds to the Prime Minister's announcement on repeal of the Human Rights Act.

Law and Literature Series: JUSTICE Appeal Launch

An Evening with Julian Barnes - 28 October

Hosted by Lord Justice Laws and Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws QC in the Great Hall at Inner Temple.

September 2014

JUSTICE team mud-run: Donate now!

We’re pleased to report that our JUSTICE staff who took part in the Back 2 the Trenches mud run on Sunday made it back in one piece. They did a fantastic job running 5km and 10km through mud, water, fire and all manner of other obstacles to raise money for the JUSTICE internship programme.

August 2014

JUSTICE to host fringe events at Party conferences

JUSTICE will be hosting fringe events at the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat party conferences this autumn.

Labour Party Conference24th September
Conservative Party Conference30th September
Liberal Democrat Party Conference6th October

Join us for refreshments and discussion as we  explore legal concerns arising from the agendas of the main political parties. The events are free and open to all party conference delegates with passes for the secure zone of the respective conferences.

For more details about the events go to our Events page.


July 2014

NGOs urge Court of Appeal to preserve access to justice in torture claims

JUSTICE joins together with the International Commission of Jurists, Amnesty International and REDRESS (“the Interveners”) to urge the Court of Appeal to reconsider the High Court’s decision to strike-out the case of Belhaj & Anor v Straw & Ors.

JUSTICE briefs MPs and Peers on Residence test

As MPs and Peers prepare to vote to approve the Government's controversial new Residence test for legal aid, JUSTICE expresses concern about its legality.

June 2014

Charities and NGOs call on Peers to stand up for judicial review

Today JUSTICE joins charities and organisations from across the UK to condemn the Government’s proposed changes to judicial review. Organisations working for children, older people and bereaved families, with and for prisoners and accused people; expert in disability, mental health, torture and free speech, come together to highlight the constitutional significance of reforming judicial review.

Supreme Court clarifies the duty of disclosure post-conviction

In a judgment given today the Supreme Court considered whether there was an obligation upon the Police and Crown Prosecution Service to provide evidential material not previously seen to convicted persons seeking to demonstrate innocence on appeal or by way of application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). The High Court previously held when hearing this case in 2012, that there was a very narrow set of circumstances where the obligations would apply. Although the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal, it today confirmed that there is a duty. Whilst it is a narrow one in order to preserve the finality of the conviction, it is far clearer, and will be easier to satisfy for those wrongfully convicted.

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