Today Liberty announces the 1000th parliamentary candidate has signed up to the organisation’s asylum election pledge. By signing the pledge, which is promoted by Liberty, the Refugee Council and the Scottish Refugee Council, candidates agree to ‘never play fast and loose with the proud tradition of a nation that must always offer succour to those in genuine fear of persecution’.
Today, two months after the Court of Appeal’s explosive judgment concerning knowledge by the UK authorities of Binyam Mohamed’s torture in US custody, the Court has once again rejected a Government attempt to subvert open justice.
Two people have gone the extra mile to help us raise funds for a much-needed new office. Kate Watkin and Lee Rodwell ran 26.2 miles around the streets of London on Sunday 25 April and raised £3,367 for the Civil Liberties Trust.
Today Liberty, the Refugee Council and the Scottish Refugee Council announced that Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Nick Clegg and hundreds of other parliamentary candidates have signed up to the organisations’ asylum election pledge.
Today Liberty’s director responded to suggestions that the case of Sally Anne Bowman was only solved by holding the DNA of unconvicted individuals on the database. This could not be further from the truth
Liberty has joined forces with Amnesty International UK, Human Rights Watch, Reprieve and the all-party parliamentary group on extraordinary rendition to call for an independent inquiry into the UK’s involvement in torture.
In a speech at the old university of the Director General of MI5, Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, will hit back at the Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee and other critics of lawyers and campaigners who have exposed the torture scandal.
In a report released today the Foreign Office said that Britain must continue to work with international intelligence agencies in the fight against terrorism, including agencies in countries which abuse or torture detainees.
The inquest into the death of Naomi Bryant – killed in 2005 by convicted sex offender Anthony Rice – was today abandoned as new information about public authorities’ knowledge of the killer was revealed.