UK Liberty

Ant-terror measures have undermined our rights

Posted in law and order by ukliberty on February 17, 2009

The BBC:

Anti-terror measures worldwide have seriously undermined international human rights law, a report by legal experts says.

After a three-year global study, the International Commission of Jurists said many states used the public’s fear of terrorism to introduce measures.

These included detention without trial, illegal disappearance and torture.

It also said that the UK and the US have “actively undermined” international law by their actions.

It concluded that many measures introduced to fight terrorism were illegal and counter-productive. …

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