Policy Reports & Briefings

Liberty provides expert briefings for the different stages of parliamentary debate on Bills that contain proposals which will impact human rights and civil liberties. We also respond to relevant Government consultations and submit evidence (both written and oral) to parliamentary committees and inquiries.

Protecting human rights in Britain

Liberty's Briefing on Prisoners' Voting Rights (October 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Proposed Football Act (Repeal) (Scotland) Bill (October 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Derogations and the Human Rights Act (September 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Armed Conflict and the Human Rights Act (September 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Report of the Chilcot Iraq Inquiry (July 2016)

Liberty’s Briefing on the Human Rights Act and the Government's proposal for its Repeal (May 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights (May 2016) 

Liberty's Briefing on the Good Friday Agreement, Devolution, and the Human Rights Act (May 2016)

Liberty's Factsheet on the Armed Forces and Human Rights Law (March 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Conservative Leadership's Proposal to Repeal the HRA (May 2015)

Liberty's Report to the Holocaust Commission 2014

Liberty's response to the Commission on a Bill of Rights (September 2012)

Human Rights or Citizens' Privileges - Liberty's response to the Commission on a Bill of Rights (December 2011)

Brexit

Liberty and Amnesty International UK's Repeal Bill briefing (Second Reading - Common) (September 2017)

Liberty's Briefing on the White Paper on the 'Great Repeal Bill' (April 2017)

Liberty's Briefing on on EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals in the EU (Ping Pong - Commons) (February 2017)

Liberty's Briefing on EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals in the EU (Committee Stage - Lords) (February 2017)

Liberty's Written Submissions to the House of Lords Constitutional Committee Inquiry into the Legislative Process: Delegated Powers (January 2017)

Liberty’s Submissions to the Women and Equalities Committee’s Ensuring strong equalities legislation after EU exit inquiry (November 2016)

Liberty’s Submissions to the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ Brexit Inquiry (October 2016)

Liberty’s Submission to British Future’s inquiry into the status of EU nationals in the UK (October 2016)

Privacy, Surveillance and Data Protection

Liberty's written evidence to the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (October 2017)

Liberty's Submission to the Science and Technology Committee's Inquiry into Algorithms in Decision-Making (April 2017)

Liberty's Briefing on the Digital Economy Bill (Second Reading - Lords) (December 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Investigatory Powers Bill (Report Stage - Lords) (October 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on ICRs (Report Stage - Lords) (October 2016)

Liberty's Response to the Report of the Bulk Powers Review (August 2016)

Liberty's Submission to the Terrorism Reviewer's Review of Bulk Powers (July 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Investigatory Powers Bill (Committee Stage - Lords) (July 2016)

Liberty's Summary on the Investigatory Powers Bill (Second Reading - Lords) (June 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Investigatory Powers Bill (Second Reading - Lords) (June 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Investigatory Powers Bill (Report Stage - Commons) (June 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Part 9 of the Investigatory Powers Bill (Committee Stage - Commons) (April 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Part 8 of the Investigatory Powers Bill (Committee Stage - Commons) (April 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Part 7 of the Investigatory Powers Bill (Committee Stage - Commons) (April 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Part 6 of the Investigatory Powers Bill (Committee Stage - Commons) (April 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Part 5 of the Investigatory Powers Bill (Committee Stage - Commons) (April 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Parts 3 and 4 of the Investigatory Powers Bill (Committee Stage - Commons) (April 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Part 2 of the Investigatory Powers Bill (Committee Stage - Commons) (April 2016)

Liberty's Summary of the Investigatory Powers Bill (Second Reading - Commons) (March 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Investigatory Powers Bill (Second Reading - Commons) (March 2016)

Liberty's written evidence on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (December 2015)

Liberty’s Briefing for the Emergency Debate on the Wilson Doctrine (October 2015)

Liberty's Briefing on 'A Question of Trust: The Report of the Investigatory Powers Review' (June 2015)

Liberty's response to the Home Office consultation on the Interception of Communications Code of Practice (March 2015)

Liberty's response to the Home Office Consultation on the Equipment Interference Code of Practice (March 2015)

Liberty's consultation response on RIPA codes of practice (January 2015)

Liberty’s submission to the Reviewer of Terrorism’s Investigatory Powers Review (November 2014)

Liberty's Briefing on the fast-track Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (July 2014)

Asylum and Immigration

Liberty’s Briefing on proposed amendments to the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015 (January 2017)

Liberty’s Response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on proposals to expedite appeals by immigration detainees (November 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Government proposals to record children's nationality and immigration status (October 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Children and Social Work Bill: safeguarding unaccompanied refugee children (October 2016)

Liberty's Submission to British Future's inquiry into the status of EU nationals in the UK (September 2016)

Liberty's Response to the draft Home Office DSO on Care and Management of Pregnant Women in Detention (August 2016)

Liberty's Response to the draft Home Office DSO on Removal from Association and Temporary Confinement (July 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Amendment 135A to the Children and Social Work Bill (July 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Ministry of Justice consultation on proposals for fee increases in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) (June 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Lords' amendments 59, 60, 85 and 87 to the Immigration Bill (April 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Immigration Bill - Overseas Domestic Workers (April 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Immigration Bill - Driving Offences and Powers (Report Stage - Lords) (March 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Immigration Bill - Refugees (Report Stage - Lords) (March 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Immigration Bill (Report Stage - Lords) (March 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Immigration Bill (Committee Stage - Lords) (January 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Immigration Bill (Second Reading - Lords) (December 2015)

Liberty's Briefing on the Immigration Bill (Report Stage) (November 2015)

Liberty's Briefing on the Immigration Bill (Committee Stage) (October 2015)

Liberty's Briefing on the Immigration Bill (Second Reading - Commons) (October 2015)

Liberty's response to the Home Office consultation 'Reforming support for failed asylum seekers and other illegal migrants' (September 2015)

Liberty's Briefing on Immigration Detention (September 2015)

Liberty's Evidence to the Immigration Detention Inquiry (September 2014)

Access to Justice

Liberty's Briefing on the Ministry of Justice consultation on proposals for fee increases in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) (June 2016)

Liberty's note on Judicial Review (ping pong - Commons) (January 2015)

Joint Briefing on Judicial Review (October 2014)

Liberty's Briefing - Judicial Review 'Proposals for Further Reform' (November 2013)

Liberty's Briefing - Judicial Review 'Proposals for Reform' (January 2013)

10 Reasons to vote against the Legal Aid Residence Test (July 2014)

Liberty's Briefing on Civil Legal Aid Regulations (May 2014)

Liberty's Briefing - Civil Legal Aid 'Next Steps' (November 2013)

Liberty's Briefing - Cutting Civil Legal Aid (June 2013)

Policing

Liberty's briefing on the Prisons and Courts Bill: New Clause 10 “Prisons: purpose and the role of legal assistance” (March 2017)

Liberty's briefing on amendments 30 and 31 to the Prisons and Courts Bill (March 2017)

Liberty’s Briefing on the Prisons and Courts Bill for Second Reading in the House of Commons (March 2017)

Liberty’s response to MOPAC’s Draft Police and Crime Plan for London 2017-2021 (March 2017)

Liberty's Briefing on Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes C, D and H) Order 2016 (January 2017)

Liberty, Rethink Mental Illness and Mind Briefing on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in the Policing and Crime Bill (January 2017)

Liberty’s Briefing on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for Report Stage of the Policing and Crime Bill in the House of Lords (December 2016)

Liberty’s Briefing on the Policing and Crime Bill Committee Stage in the House of Lords - Part 4 Chapter 4, relating to Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (October 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on IPCC oversight of service police in the Policing and Crime Bill for Committee Stage in the House of Lords (October 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Policing and Crime Bill (Second Reading - Lords) (June 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Government Consultation on PACE 1984 Codes of Practice C, D and H (May 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Policing and Crime Bill (Second Reading - Commons) (March 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Police Bail (February 2015)

Liberty's Briefing on Water Cannon (February 2014)

Liberty's Briefing on ANPR (April 2014)

Liberty's Briefing on Police Bail (June 2014)

Right to strike

Liberty's briefing on the Trade Union Bill (Second Reading - Lords) (December 2015)

Liberty's briefing on the Trade Union Bill - Clause 9 and New Clause 1 (Report Stage) (November 2015)

Liberty's response to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultations on Trade Unions (September 2015)

Liberty's briefing on the Trade Union Bill (Second Reading - Commons) (September 2015)

Counter-terror

Liberty and Rights Watch UK's Briefing on the Higher Education and Research Bill: an independent review of Prevent (March 2017)

Liberty and Open Society Justice Initiative's Westminster Hall Briefing on the Implementation of the Prevent Strategy (February 2017)

Liberty and Rights Watch UK's Briefing on the Statutory Prevent Duty in Universities (January 2017)

Liberty's Briefing on the Proposed Renewal of Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPIMs) (October 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Second Reading - Lords) (January 2015)

Liberty's Briefing on statelessness powers in the Immigration Act 2014 (Second Reading - Lords) (February 2014)

Military Justice

Liberty's Response to the Ministry of Defence consultation "Better Combat Compensation" (February 2017)

Liberty's Briefing for the Armed Forces Bill (Report Stage - Lords) (April 2016) 

Liberty's Briefing for the Armed Forces Bill (Second Reading - Lords) (February 2016) 

Liberty's Briefing for the Armed Forces Bill (Committee and Report Stage - Whole House) (December 2015)

Liberty's Briefing for the Armed Forces Bill 2015 (Select Committee) (November 2015)

Liberty's Briefing on Military Justice (October 2015)

Liberty's Briefing on the Armed Forces Act 2015 (Report Stage - Commons) (February 2015)

Liberty's Briefing on the Armed Forces Act 2015 (Second Reading - Commons) (January 2015)

Military Justice - Proposals for a fair and independent military justice system (June 2014)

Protecting the vulnerable

Liberty's Response to the Mayor's Diversity and Inclusion Consultation (August 2017)

Liberty’s Response to the Government’s consultation on the composition of Mental Health Review Tribunals (November 2016)

Liberty's Written Submissions to the Health Committee's Suicide Prevention Inquiry (September 2016)

Liberty’s Briefing on the “Protection from slavery for overseas domestic workers” amendment for consideration of Lords amendments to the Modern Slavery Bill in the House of Commons (March 2015)

Liberty's Briefing on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Second Reading - Lords) (November 2014)

Liberty’s submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (August 2013)

Extradition

Liberty’s written evidence to the Select Committee on Extradition Law (September 2014)

Liberty's Briefing on Extradition Appeals 2014

Liberty's Briefing on Home Secretary Discretion and the Forum Bar in Extradition 2013

Liberty's Briefing on Extradition Law (January 2011)

Children and young people

Liberty's Briefing on the Children and Social Work Bill (Committee Stage - Commons) (January 2017)

Liberty’s Briefing on the Children and Social Work Bill (Second Reading - Commons) (December 2016)

Liberty’s Submission to the JCHR Inquiry on Children’s Rights in the UK (October 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Clauses 29-33 of the Children and Social Work Bill: "different ways of working" in children's social care (September 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Amendment 135A to the Children and Social Work Bill (July 2016)

Liberty's Briefing on Votes at 16 (May 2014)

Liberty’s Briefing on Electronic Monitoring and Secure Colleges (June 2014)

Liberty's response to the consultation on Plans for Secure College Rules (December 2014)

Freedom of Information and Transparency

Liberty's Response to the Law Commission's Consultation on Official Secrecy (May 2017)

Liberty's Evidence to the Government Commission on Freedom of Information (November 2015)

Liberty's submission to the Justice of Select Committee's Inquiry: Post-legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information Act (February 2012)