Category - Justice

  • 23 Mar 2012

    Next week (Tuesday 27 March 2012) the House of Lords will be voting on a crucial question for the UK’s international record on business and human rights.

  • 22 Mar 2012

    CAFOD has warned that a UK Bill will make it harder for people in poor countries to seek justice in our courts for human rights breaches by UK multinationals.

  • 18 Feb 2012

    Almost ten years ago, one of the survivors of a horrific massacre set about trying to win justice for her murdered husband and scores of others, writes Savi Hensman. This brought her up against some of the most powerful – and ruthless – people in the state of Gujarat in India. But she persisted.

  • 14 Feb 2012

    Liberty has today (14 February) launched a campaign, ‘For Their Eyes Only’, against the Government’s Justice and Security Green Paper.

  • 26 Jan 2012

    Faith leaders in Kenya called for calm after the International Criminal Court in The Hague committed high-ranking politicians to trial for crimes against humanity.

  • 12 Aug 2011

    Many people are angry and frightened at the rioting that has caused such damage in cities across England. Some favour harsh punishments. Ideas which have become popular include cutting off welfare benefits to those convicted and evicting their families from social housing. Wandsworth Council has reportedly already applied to the courts to evict a tenant whose son was involved.

  • 8 Aug 2011

    The verdict in the Lockerbie trial that convicted Ali al-Megrahi is a tragedy for Scottish justice, says Jim Swire, who lost his daughter in the bombing.

  • 31 Jul 2011

    New laws will make it impossible for people in poor countries to seek justice in British courts for human rights breaches by UK multinationals, say campaigners.

  • 30 Jul 2011

    Thirty-three Peruvian farmers have recently received out-of-court settlements for the alleged torture they suffered after protesting against a UK mining company’s proposals to set up camp on their land.

  • 4 Jul 2011

    The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill passing through the UK Parliament has been widely criticised. It aims to cut the cost of legal aid by making it far less widely available. But critics have pointed out that this will result in injustice to all but the rich, and have drastic longer-term costs.