Archive for the 'control orders' Category

Terror suspect order overturned – The Independent

“The Home Secretary must revoke a control order imposed on a terror suspect, the Court of Appeal ruled today.”

Full story

The Independent, 5th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Two new control orders imposed in past three months, Theresa May announces – The Guardian

“Two new control orders have been imposed on suspected terrorists by the home secretary, Theresa May, in the past three months despite an intense coalition debate over whether they should be scrapped, the Home Office has disclosed.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MPs back control orders extension – BBC News

“Eight suspected terrorists will remain on control orders while the government introduces their replacement.”

Full story

BBC News, 2nd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Scrap worst aspects of control orders now, says former DPP Lord Macdonald – The Guardian

“The most draconian aspects of the current control order regime – the lengthy curfews and forced relocation of terror suspects – should be axed now and not extended for a further nine months, the government’s official overseer of its counter-terrorism review has said.”

Full story

The Guardian, 8th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Control orders replacement does much the same job, says Lord Carlile – The Guardian

“The proposed replacement for control orders ‘shares several characteristics’ with the existing regime and should provide the same level of public protection, Lord Carlile, the government’s official reviewer of counter-terror laws, has said.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Counter-terrorism and security powers review – The Guardian

“Read the full report from Lord Macdonald of River Glaven QC that found the continued use of electronic tags and overnight curfews for terror suspects on control orders was ‘disproportionate, unnecessary and objectionable'”

Full report

The Guardian, 28th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Changes to counter terrorism powers recommended – Home Office

“New measures to restore civil liberties while continuing to protect the public from terrorism have today been outlined by Theresa May.”

Full press release

Home Office, 26th January 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Control orders: home secretary tables watered-down regime – The Guardian

“The control order regime is to become a watered-down but permanent part of the British justice system later this year under the reform of counter-terrorism laws detailed today (26 January) by the home secretary, Theresa May.”

Full story

The Guardian, 26th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Theresa May allows 28-day limit on detaining terror suspects without charge to lapse – The Guardian

“The home secretary, Theresa May, faces fresh embarrassment over the much-delayed review of counter-terrorism powers after the Home Office confirmed that the police power to detain terror suspects for up to 28 days without charge will lapse on midnight on Monday.”

Full story

The Guardian, 19th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Control orders deal will see end to house arrest – The Guardian

“A tripartite meeting between David Cameron, Nick Clegg and the home secretary, Theresa May, appears to have agreed a replacement regime for control orders that will see an end to house arrest and a greater assumption that suspects will be prosecuted.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Nick Clegg: coalition will replace control order regime – The Guardian

“Nick Clegg today signalled the introduction of a significantly reformed control order regime in which virtual house arrest will be abolished, but some form of restrictions will be allowed.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Strict surveillance to replace current system – The Independent

“The house arrest of terror suspects will be scrapped and replaced with more rigorous surveillance in an overhaul of the control order system, starting next week. Home curfews, restraints on travel within Britain and limitations on contact with other people would be abandoned. Curbs on access to mobile phones and computers would be eased.”

Full story

The Independent, 7th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Control orders: what are they and why do they matter? – Legal Week

“The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to make an announcement today on the future of control orders, a controversial anti-terrorism measure which have been repeatedly found by the court to infringe human rights. But what are they? And why have they caused such trouble since they were introduced?”

Full story

Legal Week, 6th January 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

Britain’s anti-terror control orders condemned as ‘trademark of despots’ – The Guardian

“A powerful coalition of human rights groups has intensified pressure on the government to abandon its use of control orders, as ministers continue to wrangle over whether to scrap the controversial counter-terrorism measure.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Will control orders survive the anti-terrorism review? – The Guardian

“The debate over whether control orders will survive the anti-terrorism review has been rumbling on for the past weeks, with a surprising amount of internal discussions being aired in public.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Address to the Bar Council conference: Control orders – Speech by Mr Justice Silber

Control Orders (PDF)

Speech by Mr Justice Silber

25th Annual Bar Conference, 6th November 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Control orders: MI5 U-turn could hasten scrapping of system – The Guardian

“The scrapping of control orders for terror suspects moved a step closer last night when the security services appeared to dramatically soften their support for the controversial measures.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Control orders are like nothing I have experienced in my career – The Guardian

“It should come as no surprise that Lord Macdonald, the eminent QC and former director of public prosecutions who is reporting on terror laws for the government, is strongly opposed to control orders. Lawyers do not like them. And if, like me, you have represented men trying to challenge their control orders, it is easy to see why: they are like nothing you have experienced in your legal career.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Control orders for terrorist suspects to stay, says counter-terrorism review – The Guardian

“A review of counter-terrorism legislation is expected to tell ministers that control orders for suspects should remain, but the time police can hold suspects without charge should be cut to 14 days from 28, the Guardian has learned.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Control orders ‘best option available’ in terror fight – The Independent

“The Government should seriously consider retaining controversial control orders to keep tabs on suspected terrorists, a think tank said today.”

Full story

The Independent, 10th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

New anti-terror laws could see religious and political groups banned: Liberty – The Guardian

“Coalition ministers are to be warned today that their current plans to overhaul counter-terrorism powers risk tacitly condoning torture and banning a wide range of political and religious groups.”

Full story

The Guardian, 19th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Terror suspects get ‘shadow justice’, says Amnesty – BBC News

“The UK is operating a ‘parallel, unfair and secretive shadow justice system’ for terror suspects, according to human rights campaigners.”

Full story

BBC News, 12th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AF (No 4); Same v AN; Same v AE – WLR Daily

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AF (No 4);  Same v AN; Same v AE [2010] EWCA Civ 869; [2010] WLR (D) 205

“Control orders which the Secretary of State for the Home Department revoked rather than disclose the evidence on which they were made should have been quashed with effect from the dates they were made, because they were made in violation of the right to a fair trial under art 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Terror suspects could win damages after control orders ruling – The Guardian

“A court of appeal ruling today cleared the way for two international terrorism suspects to claim damages for having control orders wrongly imposed on them for three and a half years.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AP (No 2) – WLR Daily

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AP (No 2) [2010] UKSC 26; [2010] WLR (D) 154

 “The public interest in publishing a full report of control order proceedings, identifying the suspected terrorist involved, had to give way to the need to protect the suspected terrorist from the risk of violence in circumstances where he was required to live in a town in which there were considerable community tensions and racist attacks on members of the Muslim community had taken place.”

WLR Daily, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AP – WLR Daily

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AP [2010] UKSC 24; [2010] WLR (D) 149

“Conditions in a control order which were proportionate restrictions upon the right to private and family life could nevertheless be decisive in determining that the overall effect of the order amounted to a deprivation of liberty.”

WLR Daily, 16th June 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Terror suspect challenges control orders in BBC film – The Guardian

“The BBC, a terror suspect and two independent film-makers challenged the control order system last night in a broadcast that broke the suspect’s bail conditions.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Terror suspect wins control order appeal – BBC News

“A terror suspect subject to a control order has won his appeal on the grounds that it breached his human rights.”

Full story

BBC News, 16th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Control orders: A battleground between liberty and security in the spotlight – The Guardian

“The Lib Dems abhor them but the coalition has already used the controversial anti-terror measures.”

Full story

The Guardian, 23rd May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New coalition government must address human rights – The Guardian

“Those hoping for a major change of direction on human rights by the new government will have answers soon. As we discovered with Labour, the strongest measures a government takes on the protection of human rights are likely to be those it takes in its first few weeks, so what is in the first Queen’s Speech is very important. Five areas may be critical.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sixteen-hour control order curfews breach human rights, supreme court told – The Guardian

“Control orders involving a curfew lasting 16 hours a day violate fundamental rights, the supreme court was told today as it heard a case attempting to change the use of the controversial measures.”

Full story

The Guardian, 5th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dangerous terrorist suspects are on the streets because of judges’ decisions, watchdog says – Daily Telegraph

“Dangerous terror suspects are walking the streets as the result of a ruling by the UK Supreme Court, a terrorism watchdog has said.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Committee urges ministers to abandon control orders – The Guardian

“Ministers were today urged to abandon the use of control orders because they cost too much and have done ‘untold damage to the UK’s international reputation as a nation which prizes the value of fairness’.”

Full story

The Guardian, 26th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

FSA promises tougher line on change of control breaches – OUT-LAW.com

“A billion-pound property fund was fined £1,000 this week for breaching takeover rules. But a change in the law means similar offences in future could attract unlimited penalties.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 18th February 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Review of control orders report published – Home Office

“Lord Carlile, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, has published his fifth annual report on the operation of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005.”

Full press release

Home office, 1st February 2010

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Lord Carlile’s ‘credibility’ as terror watchdog questioned by MP – The Guardian

“The chair of an influential committee of parliamentarians has questioned the independence of the official counter-terrorism watchdog, Lord Carlile, and suggested his term of office should come to an end.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lord Carlile finds ‘no alternative’ to control orders for terrorism suspects – The Guardian

“Abandoning the controversial system of control orders for terrorism suspects could damage UK security, Lord Carlile, the government’s official counter-terrorism watchdog, concluded today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Former control order suspects to sue British government – BBC News

“The High Court has ruled that two former terrorism suspects can sue the government for damages.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lawyer for freed terrror suspect demands repeal of control orders – The Guardian

“Lawyers for a terror suspect set free this week by the home secretary called for the immediate repeal of the entire control order system today, saying his three-and-a-half year ordeal had done him and his family lasting psychological harm.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th September 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New blow to terror control orders as second suspect released – The Times

“Alan Johnson, the Home Secretary, has allowed a second terror suspect to be released from virtual house arrest rather than disclose ‘secret’ evidence against him.”

Full story

The Times, 24th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Restraints on terror suspects may be lifted, Government admits – The Times

“A number of terrorist suspects will be freed from the restraints of control orders despite posing a danger to the public, the Government admitted yesterday.”

Full story

The Times, 17th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Review of control orders sought – BBC News

“A wholesale review of control orders, which restrict the freedoms of some terror suspects, has been instigated by Home Secretary Alan Johnson.”

Full story

BBC News, 16th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

High Court revokes control order – BBC News

“The government’s anti-terror strategy has suffered a blow after the High Court revoked the control order of a suspect accused of links to al-Qaeda.”

Full story

BBC News, 31st July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Secretary of State for the Home Department v GG – WLR Daily

Secretary of State for the Home Department v GG [2009] EWCA Civ 786; [2009] WLR (D) 25

“There was no power to include in a control order a general requirement to submit to searches of the person.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Evidence ‘not enough’ as terror suspect scores win – The Times

“A terror suspect must be brought back to London from ‘internal exile’ in the Midlands despite convincing secret evidence that he intended to take part in terrorist-related activity, the High Court ruled today.”

Full story

The Times, 3rd July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AF (No 3); Same v AN; Same v AE – WLR Daily

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AF (No 3); Same v AN; Same v AE [2009] UKHL 28; [2009] WLR (D) 180

“Where, in the interests of national security, the Secretary of State relied on closed material in a hearing under s 3(10) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 to justify his decision to make a control order, art 6(1) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as scheduled to the Human Rights Act 1998, would not be satisfied unless the controlee were given sufficient information on the case against him to enable him to give effective instructions to the special advocate appointed to represent him.”

WLR Daily, 11th June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AF (No 3); Same v AN; Same v AE – Times Law Reports

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AF (No 3); Same v AN; Same v AE

House of Lords

“Where, in the interests of national security, the Secretary of State for the Home Department wanted to rely on closed material in a terror-suspect hearing to justify his decision to make a control order, the controlled person had to be given sufficient information about the case against him to enable him to give effective instructions to the special advocate representing him.”

The Times, 11th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Case study: stateless Palestinian came to Britain as refugee – The Times

“Mahmoud Abu Rideh is a stateless Palestinian who came to Britain as a refugee and in 1998 was granted indefinite leave to remain.”

Full story

The Times, 11th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Analysis: contol orders ruling – information or freedom – The Times

“Yesterday’s ruling highlights the conflicting demands faced by the Government since the September 11 attacks: the need to protect the public from terrorists and the fundamental rights of the individual.”

Full story

The Times, 11th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Q&A: terror control orders – The Times

“What are control orders?

They allow the Home Secretary to impose restrictions on a person suspected of involvement in terrorist related activity.”

Full story

The Times, 10th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Law Lords devastate terror control orders in secret evidence ruling – The Times

“The Law Lords today blew a hole in the Government’s controversial control orders for terrorist suspects in a ruling against the use of secret evidence.”

Full story

The Times, 10th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Secret evidence: undermining the great traditions of British justice – The Times

“Tomorrow the law lords will hand down their decision on the legality of the control orders regime under which terrorist suspects are detained.”

Full story

The Times, 9th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

MPs renew control orders system – BBC News

“The government’s controversial system of using ‘control orders’ to restrict the movements of suspected terrorists has been renewed for another year.”

Full story 

BBC News, 3rd March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Terror suspect controls face biggest challenge yet from law lords – The Times

“The control orders regime for restricting the movements of terror suspects faces its biggest challenge before Britain’s highest court today.”

Full story 

The Times, 2nd March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Terror suspects maintain contact with terrorist groups, despite restrictions – The Guardian

“A few terror suspects have managed to maintain contact with terrorist groups despite being under control orders which include restrictions that amount to ‘virtual house arrest’, the government’s official watchdog on the terror laws warned tonight.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd February 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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