civil liberties

  • 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.

  • September 6, 2015

    Leading human rights groups have today warned that the Trade Union Bill is “a major attack on civil liberties in the UK”.

  • February 27, 2015

    Authorities who had demanded climate change campaigners pay to march peacefully in London have bowed to pressure from Liberty, protesters and the public.

  • February 25, 2015

    Amnesty International has published its flagship report ‘State of the world’s human rights 2014 / 2015’.

  • January 26, 2015

    The US-based Interfaith Alliance has announced Rabbi Jack Moline as the new executive director of of the civil rights NGO, effective immediately.

  • December 12, 2014

    In recent years, Britain has slowly begun to wake up to the reality of sexual abuse. The Jimmy Saville scandal triggered shocking revelations about abuse carried out by respected entertainers in the 1970s and 80s. Child abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church have been followed by increased reports of similar outrages in the Church of England. Only this week, it was revealed that the Scout Association had paid out thousands to settle legal cases brought by survivors of sexual abuse.

  • October 1, 2014

    The UK government may limit free speech for law-abiding members of minority communities in order to defend British values such as free speech and respect for minorities, home secretary Theresa May has threatened.

  • August 30, 2014

    Do they expect us to believe it all again? With weary familiarity, I have been reading the government’s claims that we face a heightened “terror threat”. UK governments have been making this claim every so often since 2001. It is usually followed by a fresh restriction of civil liberties or the departure of British troops to yet another war zone.

  • August 23, 2014

    UK home secretary Theresa May has promised to get tough on “non-violent extremism” as well as terrorism. Unless this is narrowly defined, such measures may undermine civil liberties and do more to promote than to counter violence.

  • September 5, 2013

    The government's new lobbying bill has united charities, unions and other NGOs - as well as civil rights activists - in condemnation for measures that will do too little to combat serious corporate interference in politics, but will provide the pretext to limit and intimidate legitimate policy-based work by non-government and non-party political bodies.