The Government is facing a challenge from Liberty around the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act
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High Court to hear Liberty’s legal challenge on Government’s “emergency” surveillance law

Liberty’s legal challenge to the UK Government’s surveillance law – on behalf of MPs David Davis and Tom Watson – is being heard by the High Court on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 June. Liberty will argue on Davis and Watson’s behalf that the Data Retention and...
Posted On 04 Jun 2015
The Queen's Speech formed part of the State Opening of Parliament
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Queen’s Speech 2015: Plans for repeal of Human Rights Act “on hold”

The new Conservative Government has seemingly delayed its proposed plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. While many of the Conservative’s General Election Manifesto commitments appeared in the legislative agenda, t...
Posted On 27 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron
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Conservatives outline security and policing plans in General Election Manifesto

The Conservative Party’s Manifesto for the 2015 General Election contains detailed sections on fighting crime and terrorism, and also places a strong emphasis on standing up for the victims of crime. Brian Sims takes a look at the Tories’ proposed plans for a post-7...
Posted On 15 Apr 2015
GCHQ at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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“Intelligence sharing between UK and USA was unlawful” rules Investigatory Powers Tribunal

GCHQ acted unlawfully in accessing millions of people’s private communications collected in bulk by the USA’s National Security Agency. That’s the ruling of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, which was announced today. The Tribunal found that the intelligence sharing...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015
James Brokenshire MP: tough on foreign criminals
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‘Deport first, appeal later’ measures beginning to crack down on foreign criminals states Home Office

Nearly 800 foreign criminals are being removed from the UK as tough new ‘deport first, appeal later’ measures really begin to make their mark. Powers introduced in the UK Government’s flagship Immigration Act 2014 are cracking down on the ‘appeals conveyor belt’ often...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015
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