Press release archive

Human Rights Day: Growing public support for human rights protections

10 December 2013

Today Liberty celebrates Human Rights Day by releasing polling data that shows growing public support for a law that protects rights and freedoms here in Britain.

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Liberty recognises inspirational human rights heroes

26 November 2013

Inspirational human rights heroes from all walks of life were rewarded for their dedication at Liberty’s annual Human Rights Awards last night. Outstanding youngsters, campaigners, lawyers, activists and artists were recognised for their efforts in protecting and promoting the rights of others at the ceremony at Southbank Centre in London.

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Liberty honours human rights heroes in annual awards ceremony

22 November 2013

Liberty will reward outstanding human rights heroes at its annual Liberty Human Rights Awards, which will be held at Southbank Centre in London on Monday evening.

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Liberty represents global partners in privacy claim against British Intelligence Services

11 November 2013

Liberty has announced it will represent an international coalition of partner human rights organisations in a new legal claim against the British Intelligence Services over their role in the ongoing privacy scandal.

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Liberty and ACLU issue joint statement on Snowden revelations

28 October 2013

Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, and Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, issued a joint statement stating:

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Liberty responds to "irresponsible and unworkable" new Immigration Bill

22 October 2013

Liberty has published its response to the Government’s irresponsible and unworkable new Immigration Bill, unveiled in the House of Commons earlier this month. Rather than attempting to fix an immigration system blighted by inefficiency and error, the Bill paves the way for even greater dysfunction and complexity.

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Liberty seeks fresh inquest into Army recruit’s death at Deepcut

18 October 2013

Today Liberty announced it has applied for a fresh inquest into the death of a young British Army recruit at Deepcut barracks.

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Human rights groups from ten countries launch INCLO to reshape rights landscape

11 October 2013

In response to increasing restrictions on personal freedoms and civil protest, independent national human rights organisations from ten countries today launched the International Network of Civil Liberties Organisations (INCLO). They also released “Take Back the Streets: Repression and Criminalisation of Protest Around the World,” a collection of nine case studies showing patterns of police crackdown and abuse against peaceful assembly, accompanied by concrete recommendations to expand free speech.

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Full police apology for Liberty client whose “slavery” allegations went ignored

21 August 2013

This week a Liberty client subjected to years of forced domestic labour has received a full apology from the police force which initially failed to protect her from the abuse or to investigate her allegations of cruelty and violence.

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Detention of journalist’s partner highlights the scandal of Schedule 7

19 August 2013

On Sunday, David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, was detained for 9 hours at Heathrow airport. He was questioned under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and freed only when officers reached the legal time limit for either arresting or releasing him. His electronic equipment was confiscated and he had no access to publicly funded legal advice.

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