Press release archive

Award-winning artist Rachel Howard auctions painting in support of Liberty

17 October 2014

On Saturday Rachel Howard’s painting ‘On Liberty’, created to celebrate the human rights group’s 80th Anniversary, will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in support of the Civil Liberties Trust and Liberty. 

 

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Liberty begins legal challenge to bedroom tax

15 October 2014

Liberty’s Judicial Review of the Government’s controversial  “bedroom tax” policy will be heard today. The challenge is based on the impact on separated families with shared custody of children.

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A British Bill of Rights

02 October 2014

Responding to the unveiling of the Conservative Party's plans for a British Bill of Rights to replace our Human Rights Act, Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, said:

 

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Liberty responds to Prime Minister's "British Bill of Rights" vow

01 October 2014

Responding to the Prime Minister's promise of a British Bill of Rights to replace the Human Rights Act in his Conservative Party Conference speech today, Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, said:

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Conservative Party Conference: Liberty responds to Home Secretary's speech

30 September 2014

Responding to the Home Secretary's speech at the Conservative Party Conference 2014, Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, said:

"There were startling contradictions in the Home Secretary's speech, seeking civil liberties sainthood by tightening stop and search whilst granting police powers to seize passports at the borders and blanket internet surveillance on the whole population.

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Prosecution dropped in school absence case

08 September 2014

Today Liberty announced that Essex County Council has dropped its prosecution of James and Dana Haymore for failing to ensure their son “regularly attended school” on the basis of six days’ absence.

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Liberty responds to PM's anti-terror announcement

01 September 2014

Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, said: “Sabre-rattling and thinly-veiled threats to the Courts, but little detail from the Prime Minister.
 
“Why demand that the police seize passports on a discriminatory, dangerous basis rather than arrest those intent on committing murder and terror overseas?

“Control orders and Tpims become identical via internal exile at home, while the threat of external exile remains with the dangerous and innocent alike dumped like toxic waste on the international community.”
 

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Liberty responds to Boris Johnson's comments

25 August 2014

In response to today's comments by Boris Johnson in The Daily Telegraph, Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty said: 

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Prisoner voting

12 August 2014

Responding to today's Court of Human Rights judgment on prisoner voting, Isabella Sankey, Director of Policy for Liberty, said:

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Liberty responds to immigration enforcement raid

30 July 2014

Responding to yesterday's immigration enforcement raid in Slough, at which Prime Minister David Cameron met with immigration officers, Director of Liberty Shami Chakrabarti said:

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