Rehabilitation rather than punishment must be at the heart of youth justice

The Government has announced its plans for the future of youth custody. But more needs to be done to put children’s human rights at the heart of the criminal justice system. A more ambitious and radical approach is needed to improve outcomes for children in the criminal justice system and set them on a better …

Trafficked children’s human rights breached by system, children’s experts tell UN

We expect the state to protect children, no matter who they are or where they are from. But some of the most vulnerable children in the UK are being failed by the Government. Too many trafficked children are falling through the human rights safety net designed to protect us all. When it comes to dealing …

R (on the application of Zacchaeus 2000 Trust) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2013] EWHC 233 (Admin)

Case No: CO/5916/2012 Date 15 February 2013 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2013/233.html Discrimination grounds Age, disability and race. Summary of case The claim concerned the Secretary of State’s decision to put an overall cap on the amount of housing benefit that could be paid to claimants at the level of general inflation, even if inflation in the rental …