Press release archive

Chair of Independent Police Complaints Commission Appointed: Liberty Response

12 December 2002

John Wadham, Director of Liberty, said today"Liberty very much welcome's Nick Hardwick's appointment. The key issue for Nick Hardwick, and the Commission, will be to create an effective and credible system of police complaints.

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Liberty/JUSTICE Human Rights Awards 2002 - Winners announced

10 December 2002

Tonight (Tuesday, UN International Human Rights Day), Liberty and JUSTICE honoured the 2002 winners of our prestigious annual Human Rights Awards.

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Liberty and Conservatives warn Downing Street on EU arrest warrant dangers

06 December 2002

MONDAY A.MLetter to PM, Parliamentary lobbyMONDAY P.M.Extradition Bill 2nd reading in Parliament

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Law Lords decision on Home Secretary and Life Tariffs

25 November 2002

John Wadham, director of Liberty: "It's a good day for impartial, fair British justice. Sentencing is part of the trial - and judges, not politicians, must be responsible for it in a fair system.

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Crime (International Co-operation) Bill: Liberty Response

21 November 2002

John Wadham, director of Liberty: (on Schengen info system, banks etc)"This throws more information on every one of us open to any of the 14 police forces across the EU"

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Criminal Justice Bill: Liberty Response

21 November 2002

John Wadham, Director of Liberty, says: "In years to come, as more innocent people emerge after years in prison caused by these plans, we'll wonder how Parliament let this shameful attack on justice get into law.

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Liberty reaction to the Queen's Speech

13 November 2002

Mark Littlewood, Campaigns Director of Liberty said: The proposals contained in the Queen's speech are an affront to justice.

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Reaction to Joint Committee on Human Rights report on draft Mental Health Bill

11 November 2002

'Committee right - draft Bill makes definition of mental disorder frighteningly wide and vague'

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No Truth, No Justice - Christopher Edwards book launched, but has Government acted on damning ECHR verdict over death?

11 November 2002

Family challenge government as they launch book on their struggle today

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