Government suspends migrant data-sharing deal between NHS and Home Office

10 May 2018

The Government has announced that it is suspending the memorandum of understanding that allows NHS Digital to share patients’ data with the Home Office for immigration enforcement purposes, after months of campaigning by organisations including Liberty, Migrants' Rights Network, National AIDS Trust and Doctors of the World.

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Campaigners and MPs demand urgent reform as child sexual abuse victims are refused compensation

17 April 2018

Liberty, Barnardo’s, Victim Support, Rape Crisis, National Working Group, Labour MP Sarah Champion and Conservative MP Iain Stewart have written to Justice Secretary David Gauke demanding an urgent overhaul of the scheme governing compensation for victims of crime.

The Ministry of Justice has a statutory duty to compensate blameless victims of violent crime through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS).

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The hostile environment is everywhere – but we can bring it down

The Government’s hostile environment (or, as ministers have since attempted to rebrand it , ‘compliant environment’) policies aim to make life unbearably difficult for undocumented people in order to deter more migrants coming to the UK and to encourage people to leave.

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International Women's Day: 8 actions for 8 March

As we celebrate International Women's Day, Liberty's Director Martha Spurrier sets out eight actions you can take today to stand up for women's rights and support the women in your life.

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Supreme Court rules Metropolitan Police DID breach victims’ human rights by failing to properly investigate John Worboys’ crimes

21 February 2018

The Supreme Court has today ruled that the Metropolitan Police did breach the human rights of John Worboys’ victims by failing to properly investigate reports of his crimes – after a four-year fight for justice by two of the women he attacked.

The women – known as DSD and NBV – were raped by John Worboys in 2003 and 2007. When they reported the attacks, police did not believe them. Worboys was able to continue attacking women until 2009.

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‘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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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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