‘It's like hell in here’: detainees challenge inhumane conditions in Brook House detention centre

Patrick Page from Duncan Lewis solicitors blogs for Liberty on their legal challenge to the conditions in immigration detention – which reaches the High Court next week.

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Liberty’s vital Advice and Information service receives huge boost thanks to People’s Postcode Lottery players

11 January 2018

Liberty’s vital Advice and Information service – which helps thousands of people across Britain every year – is to receive a huge boost thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The £250,000 award will allow Liberty to provide free support and guidance to tens of thousands of people who have nowhere else to turn, helping them seek justice and stand up for their own rights and those of their friends and families.

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Brexit: ‘Henry VIII eats Parliament’ stunt to highlight concern over loss of rights

11 December 2017

Liberty and Amnesty International are staging a ‘Henry VIII eats Parliament’ stunt in Westminster on Monday to highlight human rights campaigners’ concerns with how the Government is treating people’s rights in the EU Withdrawal Bill.

The stunt will see a fully-costumed Henry VIII impersonator being served and partially consuming a giant Houses of Parliament cake.

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Retired Brigadier: In the UK we believe in the rule of law, not vigilante justice

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said British people fighting with Daesh in the Middle East should be hunted down and killed to prevent them from returning to the UK. Retired Brigadier and the Army's former Director of Personal Services, John Donnelly, explains why such a proposal could radicalise others, rather than keep us safe.

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Join Liberty's Policy Council and help us stand up to power

Liberty is ordinary people standing up to power.

Each year, our members elect a Policy Council to help determine Liberty’s position on everything from mental health legislation to Brexit’s human rights implications.

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Why we're part of a coalition of human rights organisations taking on the UK Government's mass surveillance regime

Next week brings a watershed moment in the battle to protect our privacy rights and the rule of law against mass government surveillance.

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Splashing about to hold the powerful to account

A mile might not sound like far to go. A mile in a car is nothing. On a bike, it’s a breeze.

But for the past few months I’ve been psyching myself up for a particularly daunting mile – a gasping dash through the freezing flowing depths of the Serpentine in Hyde Park.

And – even though it’s my actual nine-to-five JOB to raise money to keep our work going – I’m doing it in aid of Liberty.

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Who are your human rights heroes?

In every town and city, in every school and family, there are inspiring people doing amazing things to bring about change for the better. Now is the time to tell Liberty who they are so that we can celebrate them.

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The fight that is never done

During my 14 years working at Liberty - 12 as Director - I have done my utmost to uphold these values, hand-in-hand with smart and capable colleagues and fellow members. There is so much that I am proud to have been a part of.

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Mayor of London faces judicial review over Parliament Square fencing

24 November 2015

Liberty’s client will tomorrow launch a legal challenge against the Mayor of London’s decision to fence off Parliament Square Gardens halfway through a 10-day peaceful protest in October 2014.

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