A clear message to our Government: your Snoopers' Charter will breach British people’s fundamental rights

Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe has delivered a forceful opinion which should cause the Government to seriously consider revising the Investigatory Powers Bill currently before Parliament – or face the prospect of further legal challenges.

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Government appeals High Court judgment that ruled DRIPA surveillance legislation unlawful

22 October 2015

The Government’s appeal against a High Court judgment that ruled its surveillance legislation unlawful will be heard today and tomorrow (22 and 23 October). The Government is challenging the July 2015 ruling, which upheld a challenge to the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) brought by MPs David Davis and Tom Watson, represented by Liberty. 

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Blanket surveillance - everything you need to know

Today, in a victory for the battle against blanket surveillance, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled that GCHQ – the UK’s eavesdropping agency – has unlawfully intercepted and accessed the private communications of human rights groups.

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High Court to hear Liberty’s legal challenge to Government’s “emergency” surveillance law

03 June 2015

Liberty’s legal challenge to the Government’s surveillance law, on behalf of MPs David Davis and Tom Watson, will be heard by the High Court on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 June.

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Liberty Labour Fringe 2011: Video

Human Rights matter in Libya and Liverpool

Welcoming delegates to Liberty’s 2011 Labour fringe, Shami noted the very high turnout - a heartening reminder of the Party’s historic commitment to human rights which includes death penalty abolition, the creation of legal aid, the legalisation of homosexuality and the landmark passage of the Human Rights Act.

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