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]
March 2, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The UK government's independent reviewer of terror laws on Sunday called for a judicial inquiry into British complicity in US rendition and torture. The reviewer, Lord Carlile of Berriew, specifically cited the case of Binyam Mohamed, the British resident who alleges that he was tortured with... ...[read more]
February 4, 2009
by Caitlin Price
Some terror suspects living under control orders have managed to maintain contact with terror cells, the UK's counter-terrorism law ombudsman said in his fourth annual report Tuesday. Lord Carlile of Berriew found that even though in most instances a control order cannot be justified for longer... ...[read more]
February 3, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Fourth Report of the Independent Reviewer Pursuant to Section 14(3) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, Lord Carlile of Berriew Q.C., February 3, 2009. Read the full text of the report. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
February 22, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
The British House of Commons approved an order Thursday extending until March 2009 provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 regarding control orders, which impose restrictions on uncharged terror suspects. The measure was approved by a margin of 267-60. The UK's counter-terrorism law o... ...[read more]
February 18, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
Control orders imposing restrictions on uncharged suspects under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 should not exceed two years in duration except under extraordinary circumstances, the UK's counter-terrorism law ombudsman said in his third annual report Monday. Lord Carlile of Berriew found t... ...[read more]
May 29, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
UK government terrorism law watchdog Lord Carlile of Berriew Tuesday warned against the country opting out of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) in the process of adopting tougher anti-terrorism legislation and expanding the scope of control orders. Carlile said he believes opting out ...[read more]
November 16, 2006
by Natalie Hrubos
UK independent anti-terror law reviewer Lord Carlile warned British lawmakers Thursday against rushing to extend the country's 28-day limit on police detentions of terror suspects without charge. London Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair suggested an extension of the limi... ...[read more]
January 29, 2006
by Katerina Ossenova
The UK plan for national identification cards received another setback Sunday when Lord Carlile, the Liberal Democrat peer appointed by the British government as an independent reviewer of its anti-terror laws, said that the ID cards would be of limited value against terrorism and would... ...[read more]

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