Press release archive

A Queen's Speech in new liberty language?

24 May 2010

Today Liberty responded optimistically to many of the proposals rumoured to be announced in tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech.

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New Government announces long awaited inquiry into allegations of British complicity in torture

21 May 2010

Today human rights group Liberty welcomed the new Government’s hugely significant announcement of an inquiry into alleged British complicity in torture.

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Liberty welcomes Court of Appeal judgment in favour of BA workers' right to strike

20 May 2010

Today the Court of Appeal overturned the injunction banning British Airways staff from striking.

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Liberty responds to Electoral Commission report

20 May 2010

On election day hundreds of people were left queuing outside polling stations across England. The Electoral Commission has today published a report following an investigation into the problems and the way they were handled.

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Terror case poses first test to new coalition on rights and freedoms

18 May 2010

Today the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) ruled that two men allegedly involved in a terror plot could not be deported to Pakistan. Mr. Justice Mitting said that they could not be returned as Pakistan had ‘a long…history of disappearances, illegal detention and of the torture and ill-treatment of those detained’.

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Liberty responds to reports of commission on Human Rights Act

18 May 2010

Liberty response to reports by the BBC about the creation of a commission to look into the workings of the Human Rights Act.

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Liberty backs gay couple in B&B discrimination case

14 May 2010

Liberty today confirmed that it is acting for Michael Black and John Morgan, the gay couple refused accommodation at a Berkshire Bed and Breakfast in March of this year.

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Liberty response to formation of new Government

12 May 2010

Liberty comment as the new Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition cabinet is announced.

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Liberty responds to Lib-Con coalition agreement

12 May 2010

Liberty today welcomed the Lib-Con coalition’s proposals on civil liberties but urged the new Government to defend the Human Rights Act and remember both parties’ opposition to the control orders regime.

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Voting chaos: Liberty investigates

07 May 2010

Liberty announced today that it is looking into allegations that hundreds of potential voters were disenfranchised amid chaos at polling stations around the country.

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