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Bailey & Taylor: Bailey, Harris & Jones: Civil Liberties Cases, Materials, and Commentary 6e

Web links

The following list is not intended to be a comprehensive list of websites covering Civil Liberties matters but it does contain those which would generally be regarded as particularly useful.

Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland
'In the public interest and, in equal and active partnership with Government and the Association of Police Authorities, ACPO leads and coordinates the direction and development of the police service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.'

Association of Police Authorities
This website provides a resource for police authorities in England Wales providing annual reports and useful publications.

British Board of Film Classification
This is the website of the independent regulator of film and video in the UK. It contains the relevant law, codes of practice, statistics and classification decisions.

British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII)
BAILII provides free access to a comprehensive set of British and Irish legal materials. It includes over 45 databases covering seven jurisdictions.

Equality and Human Rights Commission
The Commission, which opened on 1 October 2007, works 'to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society'.

European Court of Human Rights
This free website contains general information and judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. It provides a link to HUDOC, the searchable database for the case law of the European Court of Human Rights at cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/default.htm

Office of Public Sector Information
This website provides free access to Acts of Parliament (from 1988 onwards) and statutory instruments (from 1987 onwards). Explanatory notes are also available free with Acts of Parliament (from 1999) and with statutory instruments.

Home Office
The Home Office is now the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, counter-terrorism, and police. This free website includes the text of publications and research materials.

House of Lords in its Appellate Capacity
This free website provides the full text of judgments recently given by the House of Lords.

Independent Police Complaints Commission
The IPCC is designed to ensure complaints against the police are handled effectively. The website provides details and statistics on how the complaints process operates and is perceived, and has a useful database of IPCC press releases.

Information Commissioner's Office
The ICO is an independent body set up to protect personal information and promote access to official information. This website details relevant legislation, annual reports, codes of practice and an archive of decisions made when the ICO investigates a complaint.

Law Commission
This website provides free access to Law Commission Reports and Consultation Papers, as well as information about Law Commission projects in progress.

LexisNexis Butterworths
This subscription service provides access to All England (Direct) Reports, which carry up-to-the-minute reports of cases, and access to updated versions of the statutes.

The leading UK campaigning organization for the protection of rights and freedoms.

Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the courts, prisons, probation, criminal law, and sentencing. It was created on 9 May 2007.This free website includes information about the operation of the justice system, including the criminal courts.

National Policing Improvement Agency
The NPIA is a Home Office funded body designed to drive improvements throughout the police service. The website provides useful information on current improvement programmes and research.

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
'The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is an independent, statutory body set up in 1999. Its role is to promote awareness of the importance of human rights in Northern Ireland, to review existing law and practice and to advise government on what steps need to be taken to fully protect human rights in Northern Ireland.'

Office of Communications
Ofcom is an independent organization which regulates the UK's broadcasting, telecommunications and wireless communications sectors. This website includes the Broadcasting Code and the Broadcast Bulletin which details fully the content in television and radio programmes that is subject to investigation.

Office of Surveillance Commissioners
This website provides details on the relevant law, codes of practice and cases relevant to the use of covert surveillance.

Official Documents
This website provides free access to all Command Papers and House of Commons Papers from May 2005 onwards, and to a selection of key papers produced before that time.

Press Complaints Commission
The PCC is an independent self-regulatory body which deals with complaints about the editorial content of newspapers and magazines. This website includes the relevant code of practice, annual reports and provides details of cases investigated by the PCC since 1996.

UK Government
This website provides free access to Government information. It can provide a starting point in respect of the Government's response to criminal law issues.

UK Parliament
This free website includes the latest drafts of Bills currently before Parliament. It also has Hansard (Parliamentary debates) for both the House of Commons and House of Lords since 1988.

UK Statistics Authority
This website provides a gateway to UK national official statistics.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law - A collection of articles covering a wide range of issues, instruments, institutions, and decisions within international law.

Oxford Reports on International Law - A database of decisions on public international law, taken from international law courts, domestic courts, and ad hoc tribunals.

Investment Claims - An extensive collection of primary and secondary materials focusing on international investment arbitration.