The Northern Ireland abortion rights movement will today receive a Liberty Human Rights Award for their five-decade fight for free, safe and legal abortions – exactly 50 years after they were legalised in the rest of the UK.
Alliance for Choice, the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign, lawyer and campaigner Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC and the Family Planning Association will collect the Long Walk Award tonight on behalf of all those who have fought and continue to fight for women and girls to have access to basic rights over their own bodies.
Liberty has today announced the shortlist for its 2017 Human Rights Awards – with an undercover journalist, encryption pioneers, Girlguiding members and the people of the Welsh town of Narberth among those nominated by the public.
Human rights organisation Liberty has discovered the Greater London Authority (GLA) granted the Home Office secret access to a mapping tool allowing them to monitor and locate rough sleepers on the basis of their nationality.
Civil liberties and race relations groups have demanded the Metropolitan Police Service abandon plans to deploy cameras equipped with facial recognition technology at this month’s Notting Hill Carnival.
The coalition – which includes Liberty, Privacy International, StopWatch and Black Lives Matter – has written to the Met, warning that scanning the faces of thousands of attendees and capturing their images has no basis in law, could lead to discriminatory policing, and represents a gross violation of carnival-goers’ privacy.