ON 21st JULY 1998 LIBERTY ANNOUNCED THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE McLIBEL APPEAL:" This case continues to raise very significant questions about freedom of expression and the right to a fair trial. The absence of Legal Aid at the trial, and now on Appeal, make it impossible for these two unwaged individuals with no resources who are fighting a multinational corporation, to have a fair trial.
" The absence of fairness at the trial and on Appeal in practice deny them their right to freedom of expression. These rights are fundamental and we are ready to challenge these violations in the European Court of Human Rights."
" It is important to defend the right of the public to raise genuinely held concerns about the effects of powerful and influential organisations on their lives, society and the environment."