Sam Grant

Sam Grant, Liberty
Policy and Campaigns Manager

Sam started at Liberty at the start of 2018 and works on ending immigration detention, protecting the Human Rights Act, mental health and military justice issues.

Before joining Liberty, Sam was Campaigns Manager at René Cassin where he engaged and mobilised the British Jewish community on immigration detention, discrimination towards minorities, and modern slavery issues. He also was a volunteer for RightsInfo and a founding trustee of the Advocacy Academy. He holds a Masters in Human Rights from the LSE.

Sam joined the team to be a part of the incredible track record of positive change that Liberty has been involved with over the last 80 years.

Articles by Sam Grant

Rogues and Vagabonds - the vagrancy act must go

Liberty has joined leading homelessness charities in a campaign to scrap the 1824 Vagrancy Act. It’s been around for 195 years. The country will be a better place if it doesn’t make it to its 200th birthday.

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The Mental Capacity Amendment Bill is becoming law: what happens next?

The Government backed down on some key human rights concerns, but we will continue to monitor its implementation to ensure this Bill does not put people at risk

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To protect vulnerable people, the Government must fix the Mental Capacity Amendment Bill

Once described in Parliament as ‘one of the worst pieces of legislation ever brought before this house,’ the Bill returns to the House of Commons on 15 January

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A Once in a Generation Opportunity to Reform Mental Health Law

The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act paints a picture of mental health legislation out of step with human rights obligations, but this is a chance to change that.

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Fly the Flag with Liberty this Human Rights Day

Join us in celebrating 70 years of milestones in the fight for freedom and justice.

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The Mental Health Capacity Amendment Bill affects hundreds of thousands of people – it must be treated with appropriate care

This afternoon the Lords will debate the Mental Capacity Amendment Bill – a monumental task given the problems with it and the pitiful amount of time dedicated to scrutiny.

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Stephen Shaw's new immigration detention report is essential summer reading for MPs

As MPs jet off on their summer holidays, they will no doubt be desperate for some interesting and insightful reads to fill the inevitable downtime.

One major work they almost certainly haven’t had time to pick up yet is Sir Stephen Shaw’s second review into the welfare of people held in immigration detention –published by the Home Office at 3pm on Parliament’s last day of term.

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Sajid Javid must shape his own legacy and bring an end to indefinite immigration detention

This afternoon Sajid Javid will appear before the Joint Committee on Human Rights to discuss the detention of the Windrush generation.

The Home Office have yet to work out how many people were wrongfully locked up in immigration detention – but this isn’t the only number that the new Home Secretary needs to work out. He needs to get his head around the entire immigration detention system.

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The Human Rights Act forces new guidance allowing for prompt burials in line with religious beliefs

It’s a rare moment when Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are in complete agreement. But on the result of a legal challenge to a senior coroner’s ‘cab-rank’ approach to burial, they’re completely aligned.

The coroner’s first come, first served approach – which saw no burial prioritised over any other – had been widely criticised by Jewish and Muslim communities, whose faiths require speedy burial in order to begin the mourning process.

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Mental Health Awareness Week: How you can defend your rights

This mental health awareness week an estimated one in six people will experience a 'common mental disorder' like depression or anxiety.

Over the course of a year one in four of us will experience a mental health problem and rates of self-harm in the UK are among the highest in Europe. In recent years it’s started to become more acceptable to talk about mental health – but people with mental health problems continue to face serious discrimination and mistreatment.

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