Press release archive

Legal victory against Government’s hostile environment

12 November 2018

A backroom deal allowing the Home Office to request patient data from the NHS to target people for deportation has been scrapped following a legal challenge from Migrants' Rights Network and Liberty.

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Liberty takes Legal Aid Agency to court for refusing to help residents fight council abuse of power

22 October 2018

Liberty has launched a legal challenge against the Legal Aid Agency for blocking access to justice for residents seeking to take local authorities to court.

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Liberty intervenes in fracking protesters’ sentencing appeal

16 October 2018

Liberty has today intervened in the case of three environmental activists who are appealing against their long prison sentences.

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Liberty to challenge Legal Aid Agency refusal to help residents fight local council abuse of power

09 October 2018

Human rights organisation Liberty has today taken the first steps towards a legal challenge against the Legal Aid Agency for blocking access to justice for residents seeking to take local authorities to court.

The Agency will not grant legal aid to help people who cannot afford to pay lawyers challenge potentially unlawful Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs). Liberty is seeking to have this policy overturned and is calling on the public to help it succeed by donating via crowdfunding platform CrowdJustice.

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Liberty urges Nottingham Council to scrap plans to criminalise poverty and acts of kindness

01 October 2018

Human rights campaigning organisation Liberty has called on Nottingham City Council to abandon plans which will penalise some of the city’s most vulnerable people – and anyone trying to help them.

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Human rights organisations win landmark battle against UK mass surveillance

13 September 2018

The European Court of Human Rights has today ruled that UK laws enabling mass surveillance violate the rights to privacy and freedom of expression.

Judges found that:

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Privacy International and Liberty fight to unearth police use of intrusive mobile phone monitoring technology

07 August 2018

Privacy International has today filed an appeal challenging police forces' refusal to disclose information on their purchase and use of IMSI catchers.  

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National police co-ordinating body to be opened up to public scrutiny following Liberty and Privacy International campaign

26 July 2018

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.

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Liberty’s analysis of today’s Shaw Review on immigration detention: “We need urgent action”

24 July 2018

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.

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