Dec 10th 2018

Free speech on campus is under threat – and the Government’s Prevent scheme poses one of the greatest risks

Free speech on campus is under threat – and the Government’s Prevent scheme poses one of the greatest risks. The question of free speech on campus has dominated headlines, student unions, and social media. No-platforming, safe spaces and even jazz hands have become buzzwords around campus, with countless think pieces analysing the ‘student snowflake’ psyche […]

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Nov 9th 2017

Big Brother Watch at the European Court of Human Rights – Case Summary

Big Brother Watch and Others v UK  On Tuesday, our case against UK Government surveillance was heard in the Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. It is really quite exceptional for a case to be given a full hearing – most proceedings are dealt with in writing – but this demonstrates how important […]

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Nov 3rd 2017

Big Brother Watch and Others v UK at the European Court of Human Rights

After 4 years, our case against UK Government surveillance is getting a hearing in the Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. In 2013, Edward Snowden revealed that the UK intelligence agency GCHQ was running a mass surveillance and bulk communications interception programme known as TEMPORA.  UK intelligence agencies were also receiving data from […]

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Jan 30th 2013

“Legal Minds Agree” that CRB is a breach of human rights

In a landmark ruling, the Court of Appeal has ruled that the law which requires people to disclose all previous convictions to certain employers is a breach of human rights. In this case, a 21 year old man wanted cautions to be removed from his criminal record. His crime, being accused of stealing two bicycles […]

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Jan 27th 2012

Drink driving, national security and secret justice

Last week we warned of the dangerous implications of the Justice and Security Green paper and today a case has emerged that not only highlights the existing dangers of secret justice, but also the potential for abuse of the sweeping powers proposed by Ken Clarke. In today’s Sun and Hereford Times, a story has emerged […]

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