Press release archive

Sir Hugh Orde to speak on peaceful protest

12 October 2009

The President of the Association of Chief Police Officers, Sir Hugh Orde, will take the same stage today as Shami Chakrabarti, John Kampfner and Peter Tatchell. They are speaking at Protest! Talking About Your Right to Speak Out – a free event at London’s South Bank University encouraging and enabling students to become involved in activism.

Read more

New Tory book in support of the Human Rights Act

05 October 2009

Conservative parliamentary candidate Jesse Norman and political columnist Peter Oborne today launch ‘Churchill’s Legacy: The Conservative case for the Human Rights Act’. The short book, published by Liberty in support of the Common Values campaign, recommends that the Conservatives reclaim their historic position as a party of British liberty and the rule of law by dropping their opposition to the Human Rights Act.

Read more

Partnership between Liberty and young racing driver

29 September 2009

Liberty’s logo will grace the car of 16-year-old Alice Powell, a racing driver and the only female in Formula Renault UK. Alice is a member of the Manor Competition team and the youngest ever female driver in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship – the 150mph single-seater race series which is a stepping stone to Formula One.

Read more

Diane Abbott MP and Liberty hold DNA clinic in Hackney

24 September 2009

Today the country’s first ‘DNA clinic’ launches in Hackney, giving free legal assistance to young people whose profiles have been unfairly added to the DNA database. Diane Abbott and Liberty lawyers will provide help and advice to those who want their DNA profiles removed from the national database.

Read more

British Airways attempts to force freedom of conscience case out of court

24 September 2009

Today Liberty will represent Nadia Eweida, the Christian BA check-in employee banned from wearing a small cross on a chain, in a hearing to protect Ms Eweida from the risk of having to pay BA’s massive legal costs if she pursues her case in the Court of Appeal. BA has estimated its costs for the appeal to be at least £58,000.

Read more

Government digs in heels over unsafe and unfair control order regime

16 September 2009

Liberty today expressed bitter disappointment at the Government’s continued support for the much condemned system of control orders. The Home Secretary reiterated the importance of the regime and said current control orders will be looked at case by case in a bid to comply with the recent damning House of Lords judgment.

Read more

'Don't let Gary go' American Civil Liberties Union joins calls to stop unfair extradition

27 August 2009

The American Civil Liberties Union today wrote to the Foreign Secretary David Miliband expressing their concern about extradition arrangements between Britain and America.

Read more

Liberty response to removal of Conservative MP's record from DNA database

20 August 2009

Police have agreed to delete Conservative MP Damian Green's DNA profile, but under government proposals hundreds of thousands of innocent people will be kept on the national DNA database.

Read more

Diane Abbott MP and Liberty to hold DNA clinic in Hackney

20 August 2009

Liberty and Diane Abbott announced today that from September they will be holding a series of DNA clinics in Hackney to help those who have had their DNA retained unfairly.

Read more

Liberty calls for independent inquiry into torture collusion claims

09 August 2009

Demands for an inquiry into possible British complicity in overseas torture mounted this weekend despite a public denial by ministers.

Read more

Pages