Rachel Robinson
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Rachel Robinson is a Policy Officer at Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties). As a member of the policy team she is responsible for the organisation’s parliamentary lobbying and policy development. Since joining Liberty she has worked on a range of human rights issues including privacy rights, police powers, counter-terror and legal aid reform. As a Liberty spokesperson she has also spoken on a number of these issues. Prior to joining Liberty Rachel worked as a Legal Officer for the charity Refugee and Migrant Justice and practised at the employed bar in the field of asylum and human rights law.

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We Have a Chance to Secure Real Reform of Our Spying Laws

(1) Comments | Posted 27 June 2015 | (00:00)

On Wednesday, the Evening Standard ran a story about the Metropolitan Police's use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, or RIPA - the law governing surveillance by the State. Scotland Yard, it was revealed, makes more than 120 requests a day to access data about calls, texts...

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Heartening as It Is That Treacherous Human Rights Act Plans Have Been Delayed, There's No Room for Complacency on Civil Liberties

(14) Comments | Posted 29 May 2015 | (00:00)

Now the dust has settled on a general election that confounded pollsters and politicians alike, it's time to get to work. Wednesday saw the first Conservative-only Queen's Speech in almost two decades - and it's already clear that our new Government will be providing plenty to keep those concerned with...

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Legislation is Needed to Stop Undercover Policing From Abusing our Trust

(0) Comments | Posted 2 February 2012 | (15:37)

The fallout from planting covert officer Mark Kennedy into the heart of the environmental movement put the shadowy world of undercover policing under the microscope. Kennedy, masquerading as drug-dealer-turned-climber Mark Stone, was involved in nearly every major green protest during his seven-year mission. He eventually switched sides to give evidence...

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