UK Justice

How to Make a Positive Impact in Someone's Life and Change Their Life for the Better Through the Animal Abuse Register

Brian Berry | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Brian Berry

How appealing is a society where bullying, abuse, and violence decrease, maybe even disappear? Do you feel technology can protect us by knowing if som...

The Conservative Record on Justice

Richard Burgon | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Burgon

My priority as Shadow Justice Secretary will be to put forward a credible plan for publicly funded legal advice which takes as its starting point the needs of our society. This will be the foundation upon which our Party delivers true access to justice for all.

Our Justice System Lets Young People Down - Here's How to Fix It

Mat Ilic | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Mat Ilic

A criminal record shouldn't be synonymous with a future without opportunity. The justice secretary talks about 'forgiveness' and 'redemption'. It is in our public interest to build both a criminal justice system which rehabilitates, and a society which gives second chances. All we need now is greater public interest, to help drive this revolution - let's end youth offending altogether.

Defending Access to Justice

Richard Burgon | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Burgon

In my first week in post as Shadow Justice Secretary, it has been welcome to be able to make it clear that a Labour Government led by Jeremy Corbyn will prioritise access to justice and will abolish Employment Tribunal fees.

When I Met the Champion Muhammad Ali

Qari Asim | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Sport
Qari Asim

People throughout the world are mourning the loss of legendary Muhammad Ali, however he had told the world quite sometime ago that he was "ready to meet God" as he had lived his life to the full.

The Qur'an: A Handbook for the Disabled Community

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

In recent years, Qur'an, the holy book for Muslims, has come under increased scrutiny due to the widespread of Islamophobia and the growing threat of terrorism by certain extremist groups. It is considered by many as a book of hatred, anti-feminism, or even a 'manual' for terrorists. Some even went as far as planning to burn the book that is regarded as containing 'the words of God' by at least one billion people worldwide.

Mastermind Behind Britain's Biggest Gun Smuggling Operation Jailed For 35 Years

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK

The mastermind behind Britain’s biggest known gun smuggling operation has been jailed for 35 years for shipping £100,000 of weapons from the same s...

Wealth, Justice and Prosperity

Kwasi Kwarteng | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Politics
Kwasi Kwarteng

The success of the so called '1%' - bankers, financial speculators and entrepreneurs who control so much of modern wealth - is clearly visible. But what should the response of politicians be to growing inequality? How can we reconcile the obvious need to grow the economy while ensuring the weakest and most vulnerable in society do not get left behind?

Hippocrates and Hypocrisy

Nazim Andani | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nazim Andani

Though tomorrow may be indeed a tale told by an idiot, signifying nothing, my tomorrow is a tale told by my idiot, and pride demands that I give my to...

The Hillsborough Conclusions Can Give Hope To Us All

Jake Mills | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Jake Mills

Behind each picture is a life lost, a family distraught, children left without parents, parents without their babies. Today we remember them. Today we remember their families, their friends and all those who have been victim of the disaster on the day and the 27 years of needless and cruel pain since.

Justice for the 96: It Has Finally Happened

Lydia Suffield | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

It's been twenty-seven years since 96 people left homes, parents, spouses, siblings, children, to go to a football game...

Women Leaving London Prison Handed Tents And Sleeping Bags Because Of Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK

Women have been given tents and sleeping bags when they were released from prison with nowhere to go, a watchdog has revealed. Thanks to a shortage in...

Judge Terrifies Teens With Graphic Prison Rape Warning

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A judge's impassioned anti-crime speech left teenagers in tears as she described the harsh realities of America's criminal justice system. Judge Verda...

Karadžić's Trial Was a Historic Moment - But for Whose History?

Claudia Hyde | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Claudia Hyde

This week was a historic one in international justice. Over 20 years after the tragic massacre at Srebrenica in which over 8,000 Bosniak men and boys ...

Muslim Ex-Prisoner Says Guards Routinely Called Him A Terrorist For 'Banter'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.03.2016 | UK

A Muslim ex-prisoner says he was regularly called a ‘terrorist’ by jail staff and viewed with suspicion because of his religion, as a report claim...

After Brussels, We Cannot Fight Terror With Terror

Damir Rafi | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Damir Rafi

With at least 30 people killed in Brussels and hundreds injured, and with dozens injured in Istanbul only a few days earlier, the world yet again watches, helpless in horror at the cruelty of the perpetrators and silent in mourning the innocent victims.

Supreme Court to Decide on 'Residence Test' for Legal Aid

Oliver Carter | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Politics
Oliver Carter

Next month, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal concerning the government's proposed residence test for civil legal aid, which would (subject to some exceptions) limit public funding in non-criminal cases to people who can prove they are lawfully resident in the UK and have been lawfully resident for a period of at least 12 months.

8 Ridiculous Crimes This Tory MP Wants Foreigners Deported For

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.03.2016 | UK

Tory MP Philip Davies has backed a law that would see foreign offenders deported for first time offences. His colleague who supported the move, Philip...

The Golden Thread of Justice: The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal

Toby Cadman | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Toby Cadman

On 2 November 2014, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal convicted and condemned Mir Quasem Ali to "be hanged by the neck till he is dead, und...

Obvious Suicide Risk Factors 'Are Being Ignored By Prison Staff'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK

Clues that prisoners may take their own lives are too often missed, according to a stark warning issued by a watchdog. Known factors indicating a h...

The Voices of Torture Survivors Must Be Heard

Kolbassia Haoussou | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK
Kolbassia Haoussou

Many feel that their suffering will be in some way mitigated if the perpetrators are brought to justice and punished for their crimes. It will allow them to begin to rebuild their lives which torture shattered... It is up to the international community to be vigilant in ensuring that Sri Lanka fulfils the commitments it made to the UN Human Rights Council by allowing this to take place.

Cameron's Prison Visit Got Very Awkward When He Was Given This Message

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

Here's a sight some of his fiercest critics will be pleased with - David Cameron behind bars. The Prime Minister was visiting HMP Onley ahead of a...

From Inmates to Entrepreneurs

Maximilian Yoshioka | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics
Maximilian Yoshioka

In a society where freelancing and entrepreneurship are transforming the nature of work, those disadvantaged vis-à-vis conventional employment (such as ex-offenders) have the most to gain.

What Might Our Politicians Learn From 'Making a Murderer'?

Sam Larcombe | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Larcombe

I have spent the last few nights almost apoplectic at the injustice of it all! How can this be right? How can the police get away with it? Two innocent men face life imprisonment for a crime they surely did not commit. Where is the justice?

What Would a True Islamic State Look Like?

Damir Rafi | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Damir Rafi

A State in which its Muslim citizens are prepared not only to live in peace with those of other faiths, but be willing to fight and die to safeguard their rights. A State in which a matchless spirit of peace is forged on the precepts of complete justice. A State in which there exists unity in diversity, in which there is light and compassion instead of darkness and hatred...