The Human Rights Act

The Human Rights Act is a UK law passed in 1998. It lets you defend your rights in UK courts and compels public organisations (including the Government, police and local councils) to treat everyone equally, with fairness, dignity and respect.

Human Rights Act mythbuster

There has been very little public education about the rights and freedoms contained in our Human Rights Act, and how it works.  As a result, many myths and misunderstandings have sprung up about our HRA – including who it does and doesn’t protect and what values it contains.

However you vote today...

However you vote today, the important thing is that you do.

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Human Rights Day: Growing public support for human rights protections

10 December 2013

Today Liberty celebrates Human Rights Day by releasing polling data that shows growing public support for a law that protects rights and freedoms here in Britain.

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Full police apology for Liberty client whose “slavery” allegations went ignored

21 August 2013

This week a Liberty client subjected to years of forced domestic labour has received a full apology from the police force which initially failed to protect her from the abuse or to investigate her allegations of cruelty and violence.

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Latest Liberty victory for B&B couple in discrimination fight

09 July 2013

Today Liberty clients Michael Black and John Morgan won their latest battle in their fight against discrimination after they were refused a room at a Berkshire bed and breakfast – because they are gay.

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Liberty challenges exclusion of volunteers from UK equality law

14 June 2013

This week Liberty launched a legal challenge against the exclusion of volunteers from the protection of UK equality law.

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Protecting the vulnerable

Talk of modern day slavery can seem anachronistic – surely this is something that happened long ago and far away – but across the country, vulnerable people still suffer appalling abuse from “employers” they cannot escape. Liberty is acting for one such victim, a woman who not only endured years of physical and verbal abuse and repeated rape, but who was ignored on several occasions by the authorities she sought help from.

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Liberty welcomes guilty verdicts in forced labour abuse case

19 April 2013

Today, in Croydon Crown Court, three people were found guilty of the serious abuse of a domestic worker.

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Liberty AGM: 18 May 2013

Last year was my very first Liberty AGM and Members’ Conference and I left the day feeling incredibly inspired and proud to be a member of such an amazing organisation. I was initially a little apprehensive about how things would go in the new venue, and whether the sudden heatwave would affect the turnout, but I needn’t have worried – the day was a fantastic success with our highest attendance yet.

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