Save Our Human Rights Act
We’ve already got a “British Bill of Rights” – it’s called our Human Rights Act. Help us save it.
""Which of these rights, I ask, would we wish to discard? Are any of them trivial, superfluous, unnecessary? Are any of them un-British?""
No Snoopers' Charter
Would you let a stranger into your phone? We need targeted, not total surveillance.
""The amount of control you have over somebody if you can monitor internet activity is amazing. You get to know more intimate details about their life than any person they talk to.""
End discriminatory practices that threaten equality and race relations
"“A package of proposals so clumsy, counter-productive and divisive that they risk tearing social cohesion to shreds.”"
Rachel Robinson, Liberty
Public Space Protection Orders
Councils should be helping the vulnerable - not slapping them with criminal records and unpayable fines
""PSPOs criminalise both the most vulnerable and those exercising their democratic right to protest. We urge any Councils considering such Orders to think again.""
Rosie Brighouse, Liberty
Military Justice is Liberty’s campaign to protect and uphold the human rights of those in our Armed Forces.
""Whether soldier or civilian, your fundamental rights and freedoms deserve the same protection.""
Emma Norton, Liberty
Policing and Crime Bill
Changes must go further, and chilling new powers threatening division and abuse prevented
""This divisive Bill could send us sleepwalking towards politicised complaint handling, endless criminal investigations and severe breaches of our international obligations.”"
Sara Ogilvie, Liberty
Help End Modern Slavery
The scandal of modern slavery continues in the UK - help us end it once and for all
“Policy changes have unintentionally strengthened the hand of the slave master against the victim of slavery.”
Draft Modern Slavery Bill Joint Committee
Trade Union Bill
We owe so many of our employment protections to Trade Union members and we join them in opposing this bill.
""Forcing dissenters to wear armbands? Forcing them to register with the police? Has this government no history?""
Justice Within Reach
Access to justice should be equal, open and fair.
"Justice has to be equal and open for all. We must oppose the Government's proposals with every breath we have."
James Welch, Legal Director
Liberty Legal Director
The right to protest is a vital part of our democracy, and Liberty will continue campaigning to protect it.
"While the police play an important role in ensuring that demonstrations remain peaceful, they need to avoid action that will have a chilling effect on the right to protest."
James Welch, Legal Director
Rights and freedoms belong to immigrants and those seeking asylum as much as to British citizens.
“1000 parliamentary candidates have said loud and proud that they respect the importance of refugee protection."
No Torture No Compromise
There is no room for compromise on the question of torture.
"The right not to face inhuman treatment or torture is one of the few absolute freedoms."
BUZZ OFF is a joint campaign to ban the Mosquito ‘youth deterrent’ device.
“What type of society uses a low-level sonic weapon on its children?"
Unsafe, unfair counter-terror proposals are no substitute for our system of evidence, arrest, charge and conviction
"I was cleared of my "crime" – but not before I'd lost two years of my life in a netherworld of prisons, police, tags and harassment."
Spent two years under a control order before being completely exonerated
Extradition Watch is our campaign for fairer extradition laws.
"An automatic appeal right against extradition is essential. It has prevented past injustice and it must not be lost."
Policy Director, Liberty
Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act enhances the UK’s democratic system, it must be protected
"The Freedom of Information Act has enhanced the UK’s democratic system and made our public bodies more open, accountable and transparent."
Sir Alan Beith MP, Chairman of the Justice Committee
Judicial Review - offering hope of justice to people when the powerful behave outside the law
“That’s what it’s there for: to make Ministers annoyed enough to do the right thing… it made me a better and fairer Minister”.
Conservative peer Lord Deben
Help us stop the Government from passing a new law which could leave British nationals stateless.
"It cannot be a proper response to the terrorist threat to refuse to deal with it ourselves."
The late Lord Kingsland, Conservative Shadow Lord Chancellor 2002
Charge or release
Charge or Release was Liberty's succesful campaign against plans to extend pre-charge detention to 42 days.
"The case for 42 days has first crumbled and then collapsed.”
David Davis MP
No Snoopers' Charter - Stop Comms Data Bill
Campaigning for an end to blanket surveillance of the entire population.
"The amount of control you have over somebody if you can monitor internet activity is amazing. You get to know more intimate details about their life than any person they talk to."
Liberty is calling for prior judicial approval of all police use of undercover cops.
"I would urge all Liberty members to email their MP to support the amendment ahead of the next stage of parliamentary debate."
Doreen Lawrence OBE
Immigration Act 2014
In 2014 we campaigned to amend the irresponsible and unworkable Immigration Act
“The Home Office should look in the mirror and fix its own blundering instead of farming out immigration control to landlords and bank managers."
Bella Sankey, Policy Director
A Decent Proposal
Full equality in marriage.
"Marriage is a significant celebration of love and commitment – one that should be open to everyone, irrespective of sexuality."
Director of Policy, Liberty
For Their Eyes Only
The Justice and Security Act will make drastic changes to our system of justice and fair trials.
“It is wrong in principle, and will not deliver justice."
Philippe Sands QC
Our successful campaign to stop Westminster City Council criminalising the giving of free food to the homeless.
“Credit to Westminster Council for responding to public concern in such a positive way and dropping such a harsh and ill-judged proposal."
Sabina Frediani, Campaigns Coordinator
Keep Politics Out of Policing
An independent police force is a crucial ingredient of a healthy democracy. Keep politics out of policing.
“Independent policing is as vital as an independent judiciary and Chief Constables should be above party politics not subordinate to it."
Everyone has the right to respect for his of her private and family life, home and correspondence.
“After 50 minutes of really quite rigorous questioning, we were told we’d been under surveillance.”
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