UK: First official review of Terrorism Act 2005 calls for release of 8 men held pending "security deportation"

In his first annual review of the PTA 2005, Lord Carlisle, the UK's "independent" reviewer of terrorism legislation, has expressed "real concern about the detention under deportation procedures (even where bail has been granted) of persons who in practice cannot be deported at present and are unlikely to be capable of legally compliant deportation within a reasonable time". Calling for the release of 8 men under "control orders", Lord Carlile also recorded his "anxiety about the duration of control orders in relation to individual controlees, if the system is (as I expect) continued".

Review (pdf)


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