Anyone for TPIMs - Control Orders with a twist?

On Monday afternoon MPs will be asked to pass a Bill which will continue one of the worst legacies of the ‘war on terror’ - punitive sanctions imposed on potentially innocent individuals without them ever being charged, prosecuted or sentenced for any crime.

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Spare us the dog whistle Prime Minister...

Another day, another unprovoked attack on the Human Rights Act. The Prime Minister, writing in the Sunday Express, gave the HRA another thoroughly predictable bashing. It’s all becoming depressingly familiar – the legislation carries the can for everything from the recent riots, ‘young people today’ to a perceived erosion of personal responsibility. Perhaps climate change and rising obesity can be laid at its door too?

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Slavery law Liberty lobbied for in action

Incredibly, up until April last year it wasn’t actually a criminal offence in this country to hold another person in slavery or servitude. Thanks in part to lobbying by Liberty, such modern day slavery was finally outlawed, with a new offence brought into English law through the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. This week, in London, we saw one of the first convictions under this new legislation that we campaigned so hard for.

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Tackling the problem, not fanning the flames

A country can be judged by how it responds to a crisis. Riots across England have filled our TV screens with terrible images of violence and criminality and damaged communities have rightly demanded answers about the strategy of the authorities.

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10 reasons Liberty is fighting the Legal Aid cuts

The Government is planning on cutting the legal aid system in England and Wales beyond all recognition, in an effort to save £350million from the £2.1billion legal aid budget.

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Message of support for Norway

Like humanity and altruism, it seems that barbarism and bigotry know no borders nor exclusivity to any particular faith, race or nationality.

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Spinning, Hacking and Irony

Some reporting on the Leveson inquiry into journalistic ethics is already producing interesting case studies in....well….journalistic ethics.

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Final push towards Liberty's new home

Liberty has been based in its current office for over 30 years, longer than many staff and volunteers have been alive.

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Keeping the lines open

Earlier this year, Liberty received a flurry of concerned calls from welfare groups and advocates working with people in immigration detention. Without consultation, all detainees at one immigration detention centre, Tinsley House, had their mobile phones confiscated.

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Common Values in Government: Liberty’s event at the Conservative Party conference

We rounded off Liberty's Party conference season last night by thanking our panellists - Attorney General Dominic Grieve and Lord Chancellor Ken Clarke - for a good start on civil liberties since taking office.

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