The Investigatory Powers Bill is out: Liberty's response

01 March 2016

The Government has today published its Investigatory Powers Bill – just three weeks after three parliamentary committees recommended more than 120 major changes to the draft legislation.

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The fight that is never done

During my 14 years working at Liberty - 12 as Director - I have done my utmost to uphold these values, hand-in-hand with smart and capable colleagues and fellow members. There is so much that I am proud to have been a part of.

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Search for new Liberty Director begins as Shami Chakrabarti announces she is to leave after 12 years

14 January 2016

Shami Chakrabarti, Director of human rights group Liberty, has today announced that she is to leave the organisation after 12 years at the helm.

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Liberty at the SNP conference: Unequivocal support for HRA

Liberty’s inaugural fringe event at the SNP Conference took place on Friday in Aberdeen. Chaired by the Guardian’s Scotland correspondent Libby Brooks, a packed audience questioned MSPs Alex Neil and Humza Yousef, MP Joanna Cherry, and Liberty’s Director Shami on a range of issues covering Scotland, the UK, and international affairs.

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Liberty at the Conservative conference: "The Human Rights Act is a profoundly Conservative document"

In a lively event in Manchester last night, Conservative MPs, local councillors and party members laid bare the extent of dissent within the party about their leadership’s intention to scrap the Human Rights Act

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Liberty honours the good, the great and the gutsy at our Human Rights Awards

Liberty has honoured groundbreaking campaigners, lawyers, artists and young people for their commitment to protecting and promoting the rights of others at our annual Human Rights Awards. 

The awards – hosted by writer and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig at London’s Southbank Centre – saw Dominic Grieve QC MP receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his unwavering defence of legal principles during his time as Attorney General, and his continuing dedication to human rights.

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>Liberty Director at WOW 2013

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Shami Chakrabarti on the plight of refugee women at WOW 2013.

International Women's Day 2013

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD) – a day for recognising and honouring the struggle for equality of women across the world, both now and throughout history.

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Court of Human Rights delivers common-sense judgment on religious freedom and equal treatment

15 January 2013

Today the European Court of Human Rights recognised that British Airways employee Nadia Eweida was discriminated at work because of her faith. But the Court also rightly maintained that staff must not discriminate against others at work by dismissing two other claims.

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The Great Bill of Rights Commission Shambles

18 December 2012

Another chapter in Coalition rows over Constitutional reform ended today with the conclusion of its 18-month commission on a British Bill of Rights. The final report exposed deep divisions. Labour Peer and leading civil liberties lawyer Baroness Helena Kennedy of the Shaws QC and Lib Dem International Law Professor Philippe Sands QC produced a minority dissent defending the Human Rights Act and European Convention on Human Rights.

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