Last week, Liberty responded to Home Office proposals to place migrants and refugees in solitary confinement for being “stubborn”.
But there’s more. This week, we’re responding to its new proposals to keep detaining pregnant women as it’s done before – flying in the face of a Government-commissioned review which recommended pregnant women never be imprisoned for immigration purposes.
We’ve warned about them. We’ve challenged them. We’ve had some success. But they keep coming. And it seems no one is safe from Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) which continue to chip away at our civil liberties in towns and cities all over the UK.
Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe has delivered a forceful opinion which should cause the Government to seriously consider revising the Investigatory Powers Bill currently before Parliament – or face the prospect of further legal challenges.
Wednesday 13 July 2016 was a historic day for more than the obvious reason. As David Cameron prepared to tender his resignation to Her Majesty and hand the keys to No.10 to Theresa May, the Supreme Court dealt a decisive blow to his Government’s plans to impose a residence test on those seeking legal aid.