Category - liberty civil rights

  • April 4, 2016

    Liberty has announced the appointment of its new Director, the campaigner and barrister Martha Spurrier.

  • March 7, 2016

    The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has written to Salford City Council advising that its Order criminalising the use of all “foul and abusive language” could have a chilling effect on freedom of expression.

  • March 2, 2016

    The Government published its Investigatory Powers Bill yesterday – just three weeks after three parliamentary committees recommended more than 120 major changes to the draft legislation.

  • February 1, 2016

    A fresh inquest into the death of Private Cheryl James who was found dead at Deepcut Barracks in 1995 will begin at Woking Coroner’s Court today.

  • January 29, 2016

    The Jewish human rights charity, René Cassin, and the civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty have marked Holocaust Memorial Day by emphasising the link between the Holocaust and the development of safeguards to protect human rights.

  • January 20, 2016

    The power to stop, search, detain, question and seize documents from anyone travelling through a UK airport under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 is incompatible with Article 10 of the Human Rights Act, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday (19 January).

  • December 8, 2015

    The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty will today launch a legal challenge to the Government’s criminal records disclosure scheme, which forces people with more than one conviction to divulge them forever when applying for certain types of work, regardless of individual circumstances or the minor nature of the offences.

  • November 25, 2015

    Occupy Democracy launches a legal challenge today against the Mayor of London’s decision to fence off Parliament Square Gardens halfway through a 10-day peaceful protest in October 2014.

  • November 6, 2015

    Liberty has responded to the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, saying it contains sweeping new powers for public bodies to track and hack British people’s communications – while failing to include the most basic privacy safeguards.

  • October 6, 2015

    Liberty has delivered a letter to Newport City Council urging it to abandon plans which it says constitute a major threat to civil liberties and an "affront" to the city’s Chartist legacy.