Responding to the Intelligence and Security Committee report on mass surveillance, Director of Liberty Shami Chakrabarti said:
“The ISC has repeatedly shown itself as a simple mouthpiece for the spooks – so clueless and ineffective that it’s only thanks to Edward Snowden that it had the slightest clue of the agencies’ antics."
Today MPs approved plans to create an independent Service Complaints Ombudsman as a Government amendment to the Armed Forces Bill - based on Liberty-backed proposals made in Committee – passed its final parliamentary stage.
Authorities who demanded climate change campaigners fork out thousands of pounds to march peacefully in London have bowed to pressure from Liberty, protesters and the public and staged a dramatic u-turn.
Liberty has launched a judicial review of the Mayor of London’s decision to fence off Parliament Square Gardens – preventing a number of planned peaceful demonstrations by Occupy Democracy from going ahead.