UK Counter-terrorism bill

April 4, 2008

 Parliament is debating a new counter-terrorism bill, it had it's second reading on the 1st.  The main elements of the bill are:

  • a provision to allow the pre-charge detention of terrorist suspects to be extended from 28 days to 42 days in certain circumstances
  • changes to enable the post-charge questioning of terrorist suspects and the drawing of adverse inferences from silence
  • imposing requirements on people convicted of terrorist offences to let authorities know where they are living and any changes to their circumstances
  • enhanced sentencing of offenders who commit offences with a terrorist connection
  • provision for inquests and inquiries to be heard without a jury."

 By the way, Parliament has a wonderful bill site, no?

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