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.
Today a cross-party amendment opposing the Government’s proposed temporary exclusion orders (TEO) has been tabled. TEOs would effectively exile British citizens by revoking their passports when outside of the UK - and risk exposing them to torture or delivering them into the hands of terror factions.
Liberty has today announced that Simon Tonkin has won its ‘80th Writer’ competition for his poem, Calais Plage.
To mark 80 years of protecting rights and freedoms, Liberty invited 79 leading voices in literature, including Ali Smith, Malorie Blackman and Kathy Lette, to write an original piece inspired by the idea or word ‘Liberty’ – and launched a UK-wide contest to find a previously unpublished 80th writer to join the acclaimed line-up.