The purpose of this journal is to give a new direction and depth to a political, cultural and economic debate in Britain. It aims to explore the possibilities of a non-conservative order, and of the re-invention of the socialist tradition. Apart from the special launch edition, each issue deals in depth with a particular theme. This issue dissects the relationship between law and wider questions of social justice. It explores the rights of citizens, both as individuals and as participatory members of a political community. It also looks at civil rights abuses within the UK and abroad, and includes a specially commissioned article by Ken Wiwa, son of the murdered Ken Saro Wiwa. Contributors to this issue include: Kader Asmal, David Bell, Sarah Benton, Jonathan Cooper, Anna Coote, Keith Ewing, John Griffin, Ruth Lister, Mike Mansfield, Stephen Rose and Jeffrey Weeks.