ILPA critique of immigration proposals in UK Anti-terrorism, crime and security Bill

Immigration lawyers group (ILPA) report criticises UK anti-terrorism Bill

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The Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) has issued a detailed critique of the provision on immigration in the proposed UK Anti-terrorism, crime and security Bill which is before parliament. After the 2nd reading today (19.11.01) the Bill will be discussed on 21 November and 26 November on the floor of the House of Commons for its Committee stage (usually a Bill would go to a special committee meeting outside the chamber). After the Committee stage in the House of Commons the Bill will go to the House of Lords where it is expected to face stronger opposition.

The ILPA report says that:

"Firstly, ILPA objects to the premise of the proposals in Part IV of the Bill which is predicated on the discriminatory treatment of non British nationals.

Secondly, ILPA opposes derogation from the right to liberty contained within Article 5 ECHR; this is a fundamental human right which underpins a democratic and free society."

Full-text of ILPA report: ILPA (Word 97) ILPA (pdf file)

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