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Now MPs must stand up for vulnerable children as the Government ploughs on with this dangerous plan

Last month, children’s rights campaigners, social workers and hundreds of thousands of members of the public breathed a tentative sigh of relief when Lords took a stand against dangerous Government plans to let councils opt out of eighty years’ worth of child protection laws. 

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PSPO Watch: Hometown Zeros

The London borough of Enfield boasts beautiful parks, great shopping and good schools. You can be in the countryside in 15 minutes or central London in under 30. It’s one of those places Sky News describes as “leafy”.

It had the world’s first ATM machine and designed the Lee-Enfield rifle. There’s that house in Brimsdown where a demon once possessed the furniture – seriously – and there’s a late-night Krispy Kreme drive-thru.

Yep, Enfield is pretty sweet.

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Why Medical Justice had to challenge Home Office policy on torture survivors

New Home Office policy increases the risk of vulnerable people, including torture survivors, being detained and harmed. Kris Harris, Research and Policy Worker at Medical Justice, felt they had no choice but to challenge the policy in court.

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Trump, May and the fightback for human rights

Donald Trump’s presidency poses an existential threat to the global human rights movement. Our resistance must start now.

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Liberty's 'right to rent' guide

Read our nine practical tips on what to do if you’re a potential tenant and are worried about what the 'right to rent' scheme means for you.

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As Snoopers’ Charter becomes law, our message to the Government: see you in court

The passage of the Investigatory Powers Bill through Parliament is a sad day for British liberty – but the fight does not end here.

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PSPO Watch: Kingdom Security come, thy will be done

Enforcement officers are experienced and will only take action when there is an obvious problem. We expect them to use their common sense in applying these measures and they have been trained to do so. So said a Gravesham Borough Council spokesperson following mass criticism of Gravesend’s Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), which criminalises lying down or sleeping in public.

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Never trust a Government that fails to defend the rule of law

Last week, judges were asked to perform their centuries-old role of applying the law to the facts of a case before them. Quite apart from the merits or otherwise of the decision made, what had for hundreds of years been a cherished pillar of our democracy, the envy of many less fortunate around the world, suddenly became the focus of outrage, indignation and vicious personal attack.

Modern Britain was built on two principles: that every citizen, including those in power, is governed by the law, and that those laws are applied by independent judges – not by partisan politicians.

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Major victory for Military Justice but there's still work to be done

It should go without saying that the human rights of our service men and woman deserve to be protected as much as everyone else’s. And today – following another major victory for our Military Justice campaign – a truly fair and independent justice system for our troops is a step closer.

Yesterday Defence Minister Mark Lancaster announced that allegations of sexual assault, exposure and voyeurism made within the Armed Forces will soon have to be referred to the relevant service police force.

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The Government has promised to safeguard refugee children - let's hold them to it

In a welcome statement on Tuesday, the Government announced plans to publish a safeguarding strategy for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children by 1 May 2017.

The chaos surrounding the transfer of vulnerable children from Calais has highlighted the urgent need for forward planning and a serious commitment to the welfare of these children.

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