Press release archive

The Great Bill of Rights Commission Shambles

18 December 2012

Another chapter in Coalition rows over Constitutional reform ended today with the conclusion of its 18-month commission on a British Bill of Rights. The final report exposed deep divisions. Labour Peer and leading civil liberties lawyer Baroness Helena Kennedy of the Shaws QC and Lib Dem International Law Professor Philippe Sands QC produced a minority dissent defending the Human Rights Act and European Convention on Human Rights.

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Liberty welcomes Government plans to legalise same-sex marriage

11 December 2012

Today Liberty welcomed the Government’s plans to legalise same-sex civil marriage and same-sex marriage in places of worship – without obliging religious denominations to hold such ceremonies.

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Cross-party Committee criticises Government's Snoopers' Charter plans

11 December 2012

Draft Bill pays insufficient attention to privacy and ‘goes much further than it need or should’

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Liberty responds to Leveson Report

29 November 2012

Today Liberty welcomed the principal Leveson Report recommendation of a more robust and independent press self-regulator whose members enjoy appropriate legal rewards. Liberty would be unable to support the Report’s last-resort alternative of compulsory statutory regulation, in what it hopes is the unlikely event of a media unwilling to respond.

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Liberty client wins legal fight for equal pension benefits

23 November 2012

Liberty client John Walker has won his legal battle to secure equal pension benefits for his civil partner.

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Justice and Security Bill - Lords amend a little but not enough

22 November 2012

Liberty responded to the vote in the House of Lords yesterday evening on the Government’s secret courts proposals.

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Liberty honours inspirational human rights leaders in annual awards ceremony

20 November 2012

Outstanding human rights leaders from all walks of life were honoured for their efforts at Liberty’s annual Human Rights Awards in London last night. Inspirational legal figures, young people, artists and campaigners were rewarded for their work in protecting and promoting the rights of others at the ceremony at the capital’s Southbank Centre.

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Liberty rewards human rights heroes in annual awards ceremony

16 November 2012

Liberty will honour outstanding human rights leaders at the annual Liberty Human Rights Awards, which will be held at Southbank Centre on Monday evening. The awards recognise and encourage individuals and organisations whose work is dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of others.

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Liberty victory for B&B discrimination couple

18 October 2012

Liberty’s clients Michael Black and John Morgan today won the case which they brought after they were refused a room at a Berkshire Bed and Breakfast because they are a gay couple.

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Liberty welcomes Home Secretary’s decision not to extradite Gary McKinnon to US

16 October 2012

Today Liberty welcomed the Home Secretary’s long-overdue announcement that Gary McKinnon will not face extradition to the US.

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