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Join us to demand safety and freedom for refugee women

Liberty is supporting a demonstration outside Yarl’s Wood Immigration Detention Centre on Saturday 6 June.

The protest has been organised by Women for Refugee Women as part of their Set Her Free campaign, which aims to raise awareness of, and ultimately end, the detention of refugee women in the UK.

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Linda Benton

We are terribly sad to announce the death of our client, Linda Benton. 

Linda was the mother of Sean Benton, the first young soldier to die in unexplained circumstances at the notorious Deepcut barracks in Surrey.

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We’re ready. And we know that you are too.

Since Friday we’ve been overwhelmed with the support for our campaign to save our Human Rights Act. We’ve had a flood of new members – more than we can ever remember in just one week – and many messages of support both publicly and privately. People from all walks of life and political persuasions are queuing up to defend our Human Rights Act from Government plans to scrap it.

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Section 60 stop and search is discriminatory, destructive and doesn't work

Last week the latest batch of police statistics were quietly released – among them, the stop and search figures for 2013/2014. As the cacophony of campaigning and political point-scoring reaches fever pitch, it’s perhaps unsurprising that they scarcely made a ripple in the press. But, once again, they make for a troubling read.

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Human rights in the headlines - 27 March 2015

On Wednesday, after a long parliamentary journey, the Modern Slavery Bill passed – sans vital protections for overseas domestic workers.  Since visa changes in 2012, migrant domestic workers have been tied to one employer upon entering the UK.  A change that failed in its purpose (reduce immigration), but was successful in increasing the abuse of vulnerable women in this country.  Which is an odd definition of success.

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The Modern Slavery battle was lost – but the war is far from over

Last night was a sad one for all those who had hoped that we would finally see the back of the tied overseas domestic workers visa which has caused such misery to so many women.

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Human rights in the headlines - 13 March 2015

One of the most important distinctions between fanatics and democrats is how they deal with dissent.

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International Women's Day 2015

It's a sad fact that women disproportionately suffer certain types of crime precisely because they are women. Domestic violence, sexual assault, rape – of course men suffer these crimes too, but it remains a terrible truth that the overwhelming majority of victims are female.

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Human rights in the headlines - Chris Grayling Special

In a departure from our usual Human Rights in the Headlines, we’ve decided to dedicate this week’s blog to the Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling.

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