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About Jo Shaw

Jo practised as a barrister for 12 years until 2012. She resigned from the Liberal Democrats in March 2013 over the secret courts legislation.

Articles by Jo Shaw

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Don't trust Lib Dem leaders on Secret Courts

A former lawyer and party candidate, who resigned from the Liberal Democrats over "secret courts", interrogates the leadership's latest reassurance.

Secret Courts: 8 nightmare scenarios now possible in Britain

Imagine suing the government for damages for torture and kidnap, and losing your case, without ever knowing the reason why. A former lawyer who resigned from the Lib Dem party over "secret courts" describes the chilling scenarios made possible by the recently passed Justice and Security Act.

The terror watchdog that failed to bark - Britain's secret justice legislation

Why did the terror watchdog with 'unrestricted access' appear to have only limited access to the security files on the government's secret justice bill, now shamefully going through parliament?

Liberals? Democrats? I resign

In a passionate speech to her fellow Liberal Democrats Jo Shaw, a parliamentary candidate in the 2010 elections, tells them why she has to leave the party now that its leadership has abandoned the core principle of its existence.

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