Category - liberty civil rights

  • July 14, 2017

    Amnesty International UK and Liberty yesterday (13 July 2017) jointly called on the Government to ensure the Brexit process does not roll back the rights and freedoms of people in the UK – and to include this formal commitment in the text of the Repeal Bill.

  • May 11, 2017

    The civil and human rights organisation Liberty has called on the next Government to abandon the Law Commission’s proposals for an Espionage Act which could see journalists and whistleblowers jailed for years if they reveal information that merely embarrasses ministers.

  • May 4, 2017

    The Government’s criminal records disclosure scheme is disproportionate and breaches people’s right to privacy, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.

  • April 13, 2017

    Government plans to abandon its European Convention on Human Rights obligations during future conflicts are unlawful, incoherent, wilfully misleading and designed to protect the Ministry of Defence from scrutiny, the civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has warned.

  • March 31, 2017

    The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has produced a damning analysis of the Government's white paper on the Great Repeal Bill – which risks leaving UK residents with far fewer rights than they currently have.

  • March 2, 2017

    The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has called on the Ministry of Defence to drop plans to prevent servicemen and women from suing it for negligence, branding them “nakedly self-serving” in its response to the Government’s consultation on the measures.

  • January 30, 2017

    A local education authority has admitted a Bedfordshire primary school discriminated against a seven-year-old boy and his younger brother by calling police because the children had been given plastic toy guns as presents.

  • January 12, 2017

    The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty is launching a landmark legal challenge to the extreme mass surveillance powers in the Government’s new Investigatory Powers Act

  • October 20, 2016

    The High Court has  ordered a fresh inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton, more than 20 years after he died while undergoing training at Deepcut Barracks.

  • August 9, 2016

    The civil and human rights organisation Liberty has written to the Home Office condemning unprecedented new guidance that would allow detainees at immigration removal centres to be placed in solitary confinement for being ‘stubborn’.