A clear message to our Government: your Snoopers' Charter will breach British people’s fundamental rights

Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe has delivered a forceful opinion which should cause the Government to seriously consider revising the Investigatory Powers Bill currently before Parliament – or face the prospect of further legal challenges.

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My HRA: Jenny Paton

Of all our Human Rights Act’s fundamental freedoms, none attracts controversy like Article 8 – the right to a private and family life. Barely a day passes without it being demonised. Only a week ago the Home Secretary launched another attack on the judiciary’s handling of Article 8 in immigration cases.

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Liberty B&B discrimination case to be heard

17 September 2012

Today the discrimination case of Liberty clients Michael Black and John Morgan will be heard in Reading County Court. The couple were refused accommodation at a Berkshire Bed and Breakfast in March 2010.

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Protest - Your Rights

The right to peaceful protest – crucial in any free democracy – is a particularly hot topic right now. With the recent student march and the ongoing Occupy London Stock Exchange demonstration, protest is well and truly in the news.

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Human rights and handcuffs

Our Human Rights Act has been variously blamed for terrorism, rioting and almost every ill bar global warming. Now the oddities of privatised public services are added to the list.

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Metropolitan Police v the Guardian: why application was doomed

So the Met has backed down in its attempt to force Guardian reporters to reveal confidential sources – that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone who knows the Human Rights Act. Leaving aside the irony of prosecuting those who blew the whistle on the hacking scandal rather than cover it up, the Met’s application was always doomed to failure.

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Supreme Court judgment - holding DNA of everyone arrested ‘unlawful’

18 May 2011

Today the Supreme Court declared the police policy of retaining the DNA of everyone arrested to be unlawful. However because of draft legislation in Parliament, the Court declined to order police to implement a lawful scheme until the Bill has passed.

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Liberty supports lesbian couple in Brighton hotel discrimination case

21 April 2011

Today Liberty confirmed it is acting for a lesbian couple who were refused a double room at a Brighton hotel. Rebecca Nash and Hope Stubbings had earlier booked the accommodation at the Brunswick Square Hotel by telephone.

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