Today Liberty announced that, in the event a libel case against MP Andrew Mitchell proceeds, it will seek to intervene in the legal battle. Liberty believes the case would set a dangerous and unconstitutional precedent for ordinary people’s dealings with the police.
An exhibition charting Liberty’s history opens in London tomorrow as the human rights group prepares to celebrate its 80th birthday. Liberty80 – The Anniversary Exhibition is being held at St-Martin-in-the-Fields church – the very spot Liberty’s founders first met back in 1934
Responding to reports that plans to introduce injunctions against being "annoying" via the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill have been dropped, Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, said:
Responding to polling suggesting that many Britons no longer trust the police following a series of high-profile blunders, together with renewed calls for water cannon, Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, said:
Tomorrow the House of Lords will consider Clause 91 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, which would allow a landlord to seek to evict tenants and whole families when any one of them is convicted of ‘riot-related offences’ anywhere in the UK.