Press release archive

MP surveillance case exposes gaps in privacy protection laws

04 February 2008

Liberty today welcomed the inquiry by Sir Christopher Rose into the alleged surveillance of Sadiq Khan MP during a visit to Woodhill prison two years ago.

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Legislators urged to take anti-terror lessons from Northern Ireland

30 January 2008

A comprehensive report published on 31 January offers legislators anti-terror insights from Northern Ireland conflict.

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Government introduces controversial anti-terror measures

24 January 2008

Today the Government will push ahead with controversial plans to extend pre-charge detention periods from 28 to 42 days for terror suspects despite widespread concerns that the measures would be counter-productive.

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High Court grants hearing to decide if exclusion of Sikh schoolgirl for wearing religious bangle is illegal

23 January 2008

The High Court today has decided to hear the case of 14-year-old Sarika Singh, excluded from Aberdare Girl’s School in South Wales for wearing a Sikh religious bangle.

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High Court to determine if Sikh schoolgirl’s exclusion is illegal

04 January 2008

With the backing of UNITED SIKHS, the human rights group Liberty has filed a legal challenge in the High Court on behalf of 14-year-old Sarika Singh, excluded from her school for wearing a Sikh religious bangle.

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MPs widely opposed to extending pre-charge detention in terror cases

03 January 2008

Poll figures released today reveal widespread Parliamentary opposition to the Government’s anti-terror proposal to extend pre-charge detention, with nearly half of Labour MPs raising serious concerns.

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