Category - Justice

  • January 26, 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.

  • August 12, 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.

  • August 8, 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.

  • July 31, 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.

  • July 30, 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.

  • July 4, 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.

  • June 7, 2011

    Civil rights and legal groups are pressing the government hard on plans to cut legal aid and deny justice to thousands of poor and vulnerable people.

  • September 3, 2010

    With cuts in civil legal aid due to hit asylum seekers and other vulnerable groups, the Methodist Church has urged the government to rethink.

  • March 5, 2010

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has launched a campaign seeking to halt the relentless rise in the UK prison population and address the underlying causes of crime.

  • January 27, 2010

    The Government has suffered another legal humiliation over its implementation of anti-terror legislation. The UK Supreme Court has ruled that special Treasury orders freezing the assets of individuals it believes may be connected to terrorism have been applied unlawfully.