Empowering everyone to protect their rights with the big give

Posted by Amy Neal on 03 Dec 2020

This has been a year like no other. Ever-changing rules and regulations have caused mass confusion about what is and isn’t lawful. The Government and the police have publicly attacked our fundamental right to protest. And politicians are hiding from accountability for their actions.

It has never been more important that we are all empowered to protect our rights and those of our loved ones and communities, but continued cuts to legal aid have left many people unable to find or afford legal support. That’s why we’re taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge.

Liberty’s Advice and Information service provides free, impartial human rights legal advice to anyone who needs it. It’s a lifeline for thousands of people every year – and demand is growing. This year our legal advisors have already responded to more than 1,300 individual requests for help. The team’s online coronavirus hub has been accessed more than 120,000 times so far. And we have distributed 24,000 information cards to protesters, so they know their rights during the pandemic.

It is crucial work at a pivotal time for our rights and freedoms.

And now, all donations made towards this vital service through TheBigGive.org.uk until Tuesday 8 December will be doubled thanks to the generosity of The Human Rights Fund and three law firms (Norton Rose Fulbright, Clifford Chance and Reed Smith). We have an ambitious target of £40,000 and are already well on our way.

With a year of uncertainty ahead as the Government attempts to water down our human rights, we must do everything we can to make sure everyone can stand up to power. Please consider donating to our Advice and Information service today and help us fight for a UK where everyone is treated fairly, with dignity and respect.

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