The Justice Gap http://thejusticegap.com A magazine about law & justice - and the difference between the two Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:38:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Justice Gap and Proof over the Summer http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/justice-gap-proof-summer/ http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/justice-gap-proof-summer/#respond Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:38:43 +0000 http://thejusticegap.com/?p=15340 Justice Gap and Proof over the Summer The Justice Gap will not be updated over the summer. We’re back Monday, September 4. We are around – so please do contact us with article ideas. We are going to be commissioning for the new issue of Proof in September. In the meantime, you can buy the […]

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Public legal education is fundamental to access to justice – and must be a priority http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/public-legal-education-fundamental-access-justice-must-priority/ http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/public-legal-education-fundamental-access-justice-must-priority/#respond Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:15:39 +0000 http://thejusticegap.com/?p=15338 Public legal education is fundamental to access to justice – and must be a priority Public legal education is fundamental to access to justice and the rule of law. Most people don’t understand their rights and struggle to access services, and the majority of people can’t afford to pay for the help of a lawyer. […]

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The Cardiff Five and the disclosure problems that ‘blight our justice system’ http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/cardiff-five-disclosure-problems-blight-justice-system/ http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/cardiff-five-disclosure-problems-blight-justice-system/#respond Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:33:36 +0000 http://thejusticegap.com/?p=15334 The Cardiff Five and the disclosure problems that ‘blight our justice system’ Richard Horwell QC’s investigation into the collapse of the prosecution in R v Mouncher and Others has made a numbing read for the surviving members of the Cardiff Five, three of whom had been convicted of the 1988 murder of Lynette White in […]

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Prison assaults up 20% on previous year as ‘rising tide of violence’ continues http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/prison-assaults-20-previous-year-rising-tide-violence-continues/ http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/prison-assaults-20-previous-year-rising-tide-violence-continues/#respond Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:07:30 +0000 http://thejusticegap.com/?p=15325 Prison assaults up 20% on previous year as ‘rising tide of violence’ continues The numbers of assaults and self-harm incidents in prisons in England and Wales are at record high levels, new government statistics have revealed. Piers Barber reports The Ministry of Justice’s latest quarterly statistics bulletin, released just a week after Her Majesty’s Inspectorate […]

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Proof magazine: A lesser kind of justice? http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/proof-magazine-lesser-kind-justice/ http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/proof-magazine-lesser-kind-justice/#respond Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:36:52 +0000 http://thejusticegap.com/?p=15321 Proof magazine: A lesser kind of justice? When people are asked for their views on ‘justice’ they very often respond based on their own experiences of crime and punishment. Alex Cavendish on the reality of justice behind bars They can have very strong reactions to situations in which those in positions of power or authority […]

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Highest number of police shootings recorded last year, says police watchdog http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/highest-number-police-shootings-recorded-last-year-says-police-watchdog/ http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/highest-number-police-shootings-recorded-last-year-says-police-watchdog/#respond Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:26:36 +0000 http://thejusticegap.com/?p=15317 Highest number of police shootings recorded last year, says police watchdogThere were six fatal police shootings last year which is the highest figure since statistics were first collected, according to the police watchdog. Jon Robins reports on the latest stats The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) published their annual statistics yesterday which recorded 28 deaths […]

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From prisoners to pensioners: UK Supreme Court finds direct discrimination in two landmark cases http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/prisoners-pensioners-supreme-court-finds-direct-discrimination-two-landmark-cases/ http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/prisoners-pensioners-supreme-court-finds-direct-discrimination-two-landmark-cases/#respond Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:39:28 +0000 http://thejusticegap.com/?p=15314 From prisoners to pensioners: UK Supreme Court finds direct discrimination in two landmark cases In February, the Supreme Court considered two cases where the appellants alleged that they had been subjected to direct discrimination. On the surface, the cases could not have been more different. One concerned a former prisoner challenging a Ministry of Justice […]

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‘This could be the most dramatic step forward for women’s rights in Northern Ireland in generations – but it is precarious’ http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/dramatic-step-forward-womens-rights-northern-ireland-generations-precarious/ http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/dramatic-step-forward-womens-rights-northern-ireland-generations-precarious/#respond Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:29:33 +0000 http://thejusticegap.com/?p=15310 ‘This could be the most dramatic step forward for women’s rights in Northern Ireland in generations – but it is precarious’ Northern Ireland women’s rights have suddenly become a major political issue, after being ignored or misunderstood by many people in the rest of the UK for years. In light of the DUP-Conservative partnership, many […]

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Proof magazine: The cuts that hurt http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/proof-magazine-cuts-hurt/ http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/proof-magazine-cuts-hurt/#respond Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:31:02 +0000 http://thejusticegap.com/?p=15305 Proof magazine: The cuts that hurt Amnesty International is best known for its work exposing human rights abuses in far-flung parts of the world. Here, Rachel Logan, the group’s human rights programme director, explains why Amnesty is concerned about ‘two-tier justice’ in the UK A full version of this article appear in the latest  issue […]

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Crime increased by 10% last year – the greatest increase in 10 years http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/crime-increased-10-last-year-greatest-increase-10-years/ http://thejusticegap.com/2017/07/crime-increased-10-last-year-greatest-increase-10-years/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:43:43 +0000 http://thejusticegap.com/?p=15300 New figures released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics reveal that crime in England and Wales increased by 10% in the year to March 2017 – the greatest annual rise in crimes for a decade. Will Bordell reports Police officers recorded almost 5 million offences, with violent crime and theft up 18% and 7% […]

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