UK: 42 days detention proposal rejected

Parliamentary Joint Human Rights Committee report urges government to drop 42 days detention: Counter–Terrorism Policy and Human Rights: 42 days (4.35 MB, pdf) This follows a similar rejection of the proposal by the House of Commons, Home Affairs Select Committee: The Government's Counter–Terrorism Proposals (pdf)

More calls to ditch terror plans: Ministers have been urged to drop proposals to extend the limit on holding terror suspects without charge (BBC News, link) The joint committee on human rights (JCHR) also said proposed safeguards in the plan would be "virtually useless".


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