Statewatch "Observatory": In defence of freedom & democracy
New laws & practices affecting civil liberties and rights after 11 September:
UK Bill and critiques



UK: Two "terrorist" suspects, held for months in prison, freed by the court for lack of evidence (16.2.02): Report

1. Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill: Text (pdf)

2. Special Statewatch report on "third pillar" measures proposal:
Article 109 of the UK Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill (html)
Article 109 of the UK Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill (pdf)

3. Statewatch Surveillance provisions critique: Report

4. Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) critique of immigration and aslym provisions

5. Critical reports by Liberty and parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights: Report

6. Critique of the ATCS Bill by the Coalition Against the Terrorism Act (CATA), c/o Haldane Society, Conway hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. tel: 0845 458 2966 web: http://go.to/ta2000 e-mail: ta2000@go.to
CATA critique (rtf) CATA critique (pdf)

7.Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill: JOINT STATEMENT FROM FIVE ORGANISATIONS - FOR LORDS COMMITTEE MONDAY: Report

8. Statewatch analysis of Article 109 of the Bill which would allow EU legislation on policing and legal cooperation to pass in the UK by secondary legislation (without any chance of amendment and probably without a vote) rather than primary legislation: Report

9. The "Observer" Sunday newspaper (2.12.01) carries to commentaries on the "war against terrorism" and the effect on civil liberties. Nick Cohen in his column "Bring out your dead: Government anti-terrorist proposals have less to do with 11 September than we are asked to believe" looks at changes in the EU and UK: Nick Cohen

 

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