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Human rights in the headlines - 19 June 2015

Let me take you back to a time when kings and queens ruled the land, barons swore oaths of loyalty to the crown and bloody battles with neighbouring countries were a regular feature. No, I’m afraid it’s not a preview of the next series of Game of Thrones – it’s Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary!  

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Human Rights Act corrections and clarifications for the Prime Minister

Writing in The Sun newspaper to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the Prime Minister made a few absolute howlers about our Human Rights Act.

Here's Liberty's handy guide to help him get his facts straight:

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Human rights in the headlines - 12 June 2015

It’s not often that The Sun and Liberty agree (breaking news) but we were delighted to see today that they too support judicial authorisation for interception warrants .

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Human rights in the headlines - 5 June 2015

The Government thinks you are special and interesting – and wants to get to know you better. It wants to know who you communicate with. And how, when, where, how often and for how long. It wants to paint a picture of your habits, activities and relationships. And they want to share it with lots of others too. Because we are special and interesting. Every single last one of us.

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Charles Kennedy

Our thoughts are with Charles Kennedy's family and friends at this terrible time, and we feel sure that MPs from across the House of Commons where he served for so long will seek to honour his memory in months and years to come.

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Human rights in the headlines - 22 May 2015

Two weeks on from the general election, the bookies have made a killing and a new crop of MPs have been sworn into Parliament. After a barrage of Government announcements, I’m sure you are all – like us – waiting with anticipation (well, dread) for the Queen’s Speech on 27 May.

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Join us to demand safety and freedom for refugee women

Liberty is supporting a demonstration outside Yarl’s Wood Immigration Detention Centre on Saturday 6 June.

The protest has been organised by Women for Refugee Women as part of their Set Her Free campaign, which aims to raise awareness of, and ultimately end, the detention of refugee women in the UK.

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Linda Benton

We are terribly sad to announce the death of our client, Linda Benton. 

Linda was the mother of Sean Benton, the first young soldier to die in unexplained circumstances at the notorious Deepcut barracks in Surrey.

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We’re ready. And we know that you are too.

Since Friday we’ve been overwhelmed with the support for our campaign to save our Human Rights Act. We’ve had a flood of new members – more than we can ever remember in just one week – and many messages of support both publicly and privately. People from all walks of life and political persuasions are queuing up to defend our Human Rights Act from Government plans to scrap it.

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