The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will no longer be able to operate in secret after human rights campaign organisations Liberty and Privacy International demanded it be subject to Freedom of Information laws.
Human rights organisation Liberty is calling on the Government to urgently stop detaining people in immigration removal centres without release dates, after Stephen Shaw’s second review showed that there is still much more work to be done to halt the serious suffering caused by the routine use of indefinite detention.
A Coroner will tomorrow deliver his verdict in a fresh inquest into the death of young army recruit Private Sean Benton, who was found dead at Deepcut barracks in 1995.
His Honour Judge Peter Rook QC will set out his conclusions at Woking Coroner’s Court from 11am. The wide-ranging investigation – which began in January – has considered how Sean died and the wider environment in which he lived at the Surrey camp, and heard evidence from 168 witnesses.
Disability and human rights campaigners have written to Trade Secretary Liam Fox, warning that ministerial powers in the Trade Bill could be used to remove disabled people’s rights – including access to public transport – after Brexit.
The UK’s current gender recognition law is out-of-date, dehumanising and in need of urgent reform, Amnesty International UK, Liberty and the British Institute of Human Rights have said today, in a joint statement responding to the launch of a government consultation on reforming the Gender Recognition Act.
A Cardiff resident has been given the go-ahead to start the first legal challenge to a UK police force’s use of automated facial recognition (AFR) technology, in what will be a critical nationwide test of the state’s power to deploy radical biometric surveillance methods.
Liberty client “P” is challenging rule making people with more than one conviction – no matter how minor – disclose them forever.
P committed two extremely minor offences nearly 20 years ago while suffering from undiagnosed mental illness. P has already won her challenge in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
The Supreme Court will tomorrow hear a landmark challenge to rules requiring anyone with more than one conviction – no matter how minor – to disclose them forever when applying for certain types of work.