An inquest begins today into the death of Naomi Bryant – killed in August 2005 by Anthony Rice, a violent convicted sex offender. Liberty successfully used the protections within the Human Rights Act to argue that an inquest must be held into the events leading up to Naomi’s death, and also that the inquest itself must be as wide-ranging as possible.
Today the Court of Appeal ordered the publication of 7 paragraphs of a High Court judgment summarising the UK authorities' knowledge of Binyam Mohamed's torture whilst in US custody. The Foreign Secretary had fought for these embarrassing paragraphs to remain secret.
Today the draft order to renew control order legislation was laid before Parliament by the Home Secretary. The annual report on control orders by Lord Carlile, the reviewer of terrorism legislation, was also published today.
Today the High Court will hear a judicial review application brought by sacked “shock jock” Jon Gaunt against Ofcom. Gaunt is bringing the challenge after Ofcom upheld complaints against him under the broadcasting code.
Today Liberty will represent Nadia Eweida, the Christian BA check-in employee banned from wearing a small cross on a chain, as her case is heard in the Court of Appeal. A Liberty poll of UK Christians, released today, shows overwhelming support not just for Ms Eweida’s case but also for the freedom of all faiths to manifest their religion.