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Control orders renewed

Posted in control orders, politicians on liberty by ukliberty on March 4, 2009

The BBC:

The government’s controversial system of using “control orders” to restrict the movements of suspected terrorists has been renewed for another year.

The measure was endorsed by MPs, despite a legal challenge that it threatens civil liberties.

Under the system, individuals who cannot be put on trial or deported face “house arrest” for 16 hours a day. …

The House of Lords is currently considering the cases of two terror suspects who are challenging orders imposed, despite them having no knowledge of the evidence against them. 

The debate.

The vote – Labour largely voted for, LibDems against, Conservatives abstained.

Human Rights Joint Committee – Fifth Report Counter-Terrorism Policy and Human Rights (Fourteenth Report): Annual Renewal of Control Orders Legislation 2009

Lord Carlile’s fourth report on the issue of Control Orders

SpyBlog’s comments on Privy Council Intercept as Evidence Advisory Group interim progress report 9th February 2009