The human rights group Liberty today accused the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) of delaying justice by publishing its report 28 months after the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes in July 2005.
States around the world will be watching House of Lords proceedings on 29-31 October which will determine whether they can rely on United Nations authority or involvement to escape legal liability for human rights abuses during military engagement.
Liberty expressed grave concern today as Home Secretary Jacqui Smith renewed calls to extend pre-charge detention beyond 28 days for terror suspects despite admitting that the case for these new powers has yet to be made. Liberty has called for alternative powers to be implemented instead such as allowing intercept evidence in court and post-charge questioning of suspects.
A black ex-paratrooper who asphyxiated on a police station floor in a pool of his own blood, urine and excrement while four officers stood and watched has been denied justice due to fundamental flaws in the initial investigation, said Liberty today.
Liberty hosts Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Jack Straw, Joint Committee for Human Rights Chair Andrew Dismore, and Home Affairs Select Committee Chair Keith Vaz to discuss:
In a report released today, Liberty catalogues the numerous ways in which ordinary Britons have increasingly become “suspects” subject to intense surveillance since the advent of the war on terror and calls for stronger privacy protections.