In a landmark decision the Law Lords have determined that police may not prevent peaceful demonstrations unless a breach of the peace by protesters is imminent. The Lords upheld Liberty's arguments in the Laporte case that the police failed properly to respect the right to freedom of expression and assembly when they stopped 120 peace activists en route to an anti-war demonstration at RAF Fairford airbase.
Outstanding rights leaders to be honoured at Herbert Smith ceremony Exemplary human rights leaders will be celebrated for their ground-breaking and courageous work at the Liberty / JUSTICE Human Rights Awards 2006 on 12 December hosted by the law firm Herbert Smith
The Divisional Court has upheld the independence of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) when determining which cases it should refer to the Court of Appeal. The human rights group Liberty intervened in the case.
National Rally to Defend Freedom of Religion, Conscience and Thought. More than one thousand people are expected to join a national rally in London on Monday, 20 November to defend the right to freedom of religion, conscience and thought.
Liberty calls freedom of speech curbs “over-the-top” On 16 November, peace activist Milan Rai and others will bring a High Court challenge against a law prohibiting unauthorised demonstrations within one kilometre of Parliament.
In response to the Prime Minister’s monthly briefing on ID cards, Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty said: “The Prime Minister today presented a false choice between civil liberties and “modernity”.
Today, in advance of his appearance before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, the Lord Chancellor defended the Human Rights Act. He cited the case in particular of Naomi Bryant who was murdered.