Briefings and reports
The UK is currently facing a public health crisis within the wider context of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Liberty recognises that the UK government has an obligation under human rights law to take steps to protect the lives of people within its jurisdiction and wholeheartedly supports this aim.
At the same time, we are keenly aware that states of crisis and exception are often the ground on which long-term erosions of precious rights and liberties are seeded.
The Coronavirus (Rights and Support) Bill
The Coronavirus (Rights and Support) Bill (“the Bill”) is a rights-respecting legislative response to the coronavirus pandemic. It repeals the powers contained in the Coronavirus Act 2020 which put civil liberties at risk. It also establishes measures which provide people with the protections they need in a public health crisis.
Big Brother Watch and Liberty joint response to the Department of Health and Social Care proposal for revoking Vaccination as a condition of deployment across all health and social care – February 2022
Letter to the Prime Minister – national restrictions – November 2020
Protecting Civil Liberties in a Pandemic – July 2020
Liberty’s Briefing on the Coronavirus Bill – March 2020
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