UK: Special Advocates system must be changed says a report from the House of Commons Constitutional Affairs Committee


Report(pdf) and it call for changes to the appeal system on "control orders" under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005. At present and under the new Act "special advocates" - security cleared lawyers - are not allowed to communicate with the defendant or their lawyers - the Committee says they should be able to. The evidence to the Committee is in Volume 2 (pdf)

 

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