Press release archive

Liberty calls on parents to boycott today’s school census as Government attempts to build foreign children lists

19 January 2017

Liberty is calling on parents and guardians to thwart Government attempts to use pupil data to aid deportations by refusing to hand over children’s nationalities and countries of birth in today’s school census.

For the second time, the termly census of schoolchildren in England will ask for pupils’ birth countries and nationalities – a move which Liberty and other campaigners believe is an attempt to aid deportation of families by building “foreign children lists”, which can be trawled by the Home Office.

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Liberty response to ruling that Abdel Hakim Belhaj can claim damages over abduction

17 January 2017

Liberty has responded to today's Supreme Court ruling that Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife can seek damages from the Government over their claims that the UK participated in their abduction and rendition. The couple say they were tortured after their kidnap more than a decade ago.

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The People vs the Snoopers’ Charter: Liberty launches crowdfunded legal challenge to indiscriminate state spying powers in Investigatory Powers Act

10 January 2017

Liberty is launching a landmark legal challenge to the extreme mass surveillance powers in the Government’s new Investigatory Powers Act – which lets the state monitor everybody’s web history and email, text and phone records, and hack computers, phones and tablets on an industrial scale.
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