liberty

  • July 21, 2009

    Campaigners are today awaiting a High Court ruling on the use of control orders. The court will examine the cases of two individuals who are subject to the orders, key aspects of which were last month declared to be illegal by the law lords.

  • February 24, 2009

    The Convention on Modern Liberty, which is due to take place in central London and across the UK on Saturday 28 February, has grown from a single event to a massive movement for change, say its organisers.

  • December 18, 2008

    The constitutional upheavals of the 17th century gave rise to the view of individual liberty to which we have basically subscribed ever since; that our liberty consists in our not being unnecessarily

  • December 18, 2008

    In recent years the government has introduced a raft of new speech crimes, including incitement to religious hatred and incitement to sexual hatred.

  • December 18, 2008

    Views of liberty in these islands have been polarised. On the one hand, it has been proclaimed as a marked and precocious British achievement and quality ("Britons never shall be slaves!").

  • December 10, 2008

    Civil liberties campaigners have condemned UK Justice Secretary Jack Straw for comments in a newspaper article casting doubts on the Human Rights Act and saying that it may be likened to a "criminal's charter".

  • June 11, 2008

    PM Gordon Brown stands accused of distorting the facts as the parlimentary vote on 42 days detention for terror suspects looms - with church figures joining critics.

  • December 26, 2006

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, says that the care he saw being given to a baby from an economically deprived family in Bethlehem during his pilgrimage there was a shining reminder of the Christmas message ‚Ä' that God's revolutionary love comes to us as a gift, in the face of all life's trials and joys.

  • December 13, 2006

    Peace and civil liberties campaigners have welcomed a legal victory by a group of UK anti-war demonstrators who have established that their rights to public protest were violated when police stopped them from attending a non-violent action against the Iraq war at an airbase.