Our work


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.


We work in these key areas

  • Human rights

    JUSTICE works to ensure that UK law protects the fundamental rights of everyone affected by it.

  • Criminal justice

    For over 50 years JUSTICE has consistently lobbied for improvements to make the criminal justice system fairer and more effective.

  • The EU

    JUSTICE is one of the main UK organisations scrutinising the legal and human rights implications of EU justice and home affairs proposals.

  • Access to justice

    Improving the legal system and, in particular, access to justice has always been an integral part of JUSTICE's policy work.

  • The rule of law

    JUSTICE defends the rule of law as the cornerstone of democracy and the protection of rights.