liberty civil rights

  • June 17, 2016

    The Attorney General has given consent for the family of Private Sean Benton, who died at Deepcut barracks 21 years ago, to apply to the High Court for a fresh inquest into the circumstances around his death.

  • June 3, 2016

    The Coroner in the inquest into the 1995 death of Private Cheryl James at Deepcut Barracks has today (3 June 2016) recorded a verdict of suicide, delivering a narrative verdict that severely criticised serious failures in duty of care at Deepcut barracks.

  • May 31, 2016

    Ten of the biggest names in British art are the latest voices to join the growing chorus condemning government plans to repeal the Human Rights Act.

  • May 19, 2016

    Following yesterday's Queen’s Speech, the families of Private Cheryl James, Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement and Alice Gross have condemned the Government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act in favour of a weakened 'British Bill of 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).