March 12, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 12, 2005, UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke issued the first "control orders" limiting the movements of uncharged terror suspects. The order were issued under authority granted by the Prevention of Terrorism Act which had been passed the day before. The orders were issued against a total ...[read more]
February 3, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The UK government's independent reviewer of terror laws on Thursday published a report saying that rulings from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) made it difficult to remove foreign terror suspects from Britain. Control orders, created by the Prevention of Terrorism Act of 2005 (PTA), are... ...[read more]
January 26, 2011
by Daniel Makosky
UK Home Secretary Theresa May addressed Parliament on Wednesday to announce proposed changes to the country's anti-terrorism policies, including the controversial use of control orders. Control orders, created by the Prevention of Terrorism Act of 2005 (PTA), impose a variety of legal ...[read more]
July 28, 2010
by Daniel Richey
The UK Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that two terrorism suspects can sue the government for damages over wrongfully imposed control orders. The appellants, known only as AF and AE due to the sensitive nature of the intelligence related to their cases, have been fighting their control orders, ...[read more]
June 16, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a control order imposing a 16-hour curfew and requiring the appellant to live 150 miles from his family was a violation of his rights. The appellant, known only as AP, was subjected to the control order in 2008 after being suspected of involvement in ...[read more]
September 24, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The UK Home Office has released a top terrorism suspect from a control order that subjected him to virtual house arrest because it did not want to reveal secret evidence, according to media reports Thursday. Home Secretary Alan Johnson sent letters to lawyers for the man, known only as AE, ...[read more]
September 17, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
UK Home Secretary Alan Johnson said Wednesday that the government will conduct a review of the control order house arrest system in light of a June Law Lords ruling requiring the government to let detainees know generally what charges they face so that they can mount a defense. Johnson issued a ...[read more]
September 7, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
The UK Home Office has released a top terrorism suspect from a control order subjecting him to virtual house arrest because it did not want to reveal secret evidence, according to media reports Monday. Home Secretary Alan Johnson sent a letter to the man of Libyan and British nationality, know ...[read more]
August 1, 2009
by Matt Glenn
A control order against a suspected terrorist known as AN was overturned Friday by the UK High Court. In overturning the control order, the high court relied on a June decision from a panel of nine Law Lords requiring the government to let detainees and subjects of control orders know generally ...[read more]
July 31, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Secretary of State for the Home Department v. O'Connor, et al., UK High Court of Justice, July 31, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here... ...[read more]

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