The human rights group Liberty today expressed grave concern at CCTV footage which appears to show a Sheffield police officer repeatedly punching a young woman pinned to the ground by three additional officers. Liberty called for an urgent investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
The human rights group Liberty today will give evidence to the Parliamentary UK Borders Bill Committee about Government plans to introduce biometric identity cards for all non-European Economic Area nationals, generally acknowledged to be the first step in the roll out of the controversial Identity Card Scheme.
The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) today dismissed an appeal by Abu Qatada against the Government’s bid to deport him to Jordan. The Government is relying upon the diplomatic assurance agreed with Jordan as a safeguard against Mr Qatada suffering any torture or ill treatment on his return. The diplomatic assurance, which carries no sanction, does not contain any direct reference to torture.
Parliament vote to renew control order powers tomorrow Parliament must seize the opportunity to shut down the useless and unjust control orders regime by voting against the renewal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act urged human rights group Liberty.
Invasive data matching powers and “Gangster Asbos” which run roughshod over the presumption of innocence will form part of the Government’s Serious Crime Bill proposals to be debated in the House of Lords today.
The human rights group Liberty today sent a letter to the Home Secretary questioning the Home Office’s role in “off the record” briefings during last week’s anti-terror operations in the West Midlands.
Liberty today expressed concern about Government plans to deport foreign nationals without proper safeguards and to introduce biometric identity cards for all non-European Economic Area nationals. These measures are found in the UK Borders Bill which will have its second reading in the House of Commons on Monday 5 February.