Today Liberty announced that clients Fred Grace and Gemma Atkinson of Fat Rat Films will not face contempt of court proceedings for filming a terror suspect under restrictive immigration bail conditions.
West Midlands Police faces a judicial review of the unlawful, intrusive and discriminatory Project Champion scheme in Birmingham if a commitment is not given within 14 days to remove all associated cameras.
Liberty has warned the Government against draft police guidance that would allow race to be a basis for stop and search without suspicion under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.
Liberty today welcomes Justice Minister Lord McNally’s principled stand on the Human Rights Act. In an exchange in Parliament he vowed to resign if the Act, which is ten years old this week, is scrapped.
In an external report commissioned by West Midlands Police, the Chief Constable of Thames Valley has confirmed Liberty’s worst fears about the intrusive, discriminatory and unlawful surveillance scheme known as “Project Champion".