James Welch
James is a solicitor and has been the Legal Director of Liberty since February 2000. Liberty is a campaigning organisation which seeks to protect civil liberties and promote human rights. Its legal department takes on strategic test cases to further the organisations campaigning aims.
Before coming to Liberty James was a partner at Alexander and Partners, a legal aid firm in Harlesden, North-west London.

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Cat Fights and Human Rights - Is the Home Office fit for Purpose?

2 Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 03:54 AM (EST)

"I'm not making this up," said the Home Secretary, as she regaled the Tory faithful with yet another folly of the Human Rights Act earlier today: an "illegal immigrant" could not be deported because he had a cat.

I'll be charitable and accept that this wasn't a...

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