November 24, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
UK Home Secretary Theresa May on Monday outlined the new Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill to combat ongoing national security threats. The bill will expand the power of authorities to suspend outgoing and incoming international travel of persons that are reasonably believed to be traveling to ...[read more]
April 20, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A new anti-terrorism bill presented in the Brazilian National Congress on Saturday shortly before the 2014 World Cup is scheduled to begin in June has raised concern among human rights groups who allege the law threatens free speech and peaceful assembly. Brazilian lawmakers argue the legislation ...[read more]
March 29, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On March 29, 2006, the UK House of Lords and House of Commons adopted legislation that would require all UK passport applicants to register in a national computer database or receive an identification card. Although the Identity Cards Bill was originally touted as being critical to combating ...[read more]
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]
January 17, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 17, 2006, the UK Terrorism Bill, introduced following the July 7, 2005 London bombings, was defeated in the House of Lords as peers voted 270-144 against introducing a "glorification" of terrorism offense and called for more safeguards for provisions that would outlaw the spreading of ...[read more]
January 19, 2010
by Ann Riley
The British Government announced Monday plans for a new scheme to compensate victims of terrorist attacks abroad. Home Secretary Alan Johnson introduced the Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme as part of the Crime and Security Bill that is currently before Parliament. The scheme will ...[read more]
July 14, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The UK House of Lords on Monday approved a measure to create an independent commissioner for terrorism suspects, which must now go before the House of Commons. The Lords voted 145-103 on an amendment to the Coroners and Justice Bill offered by Lord Lloyd, over the objections of members of the ...[read more]
October 13, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
The UK House of Lords on Monday rejected a proposal supported by Prime Minister Gordon Brown to increase the amount of time authorities may detain terrorism suspects without charge. The upper house of Parliament voted 309-118 to amend an anti-terrorism bill by eliminating a highly contentious ...[read more]
July 9, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
A former British intelligence bureau chief told the House of Lords Tuesday that a proposed anti-terror bill allowing authorities to detain terror suspects without charge for up to 42 days is impractical and unprincipled. Elizabeth Manningham-Buller, who resigned as the head of MI5 last year, said ...[read more]
June 17, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown Tuesday spoke in favor of a controversial anti-terror bill that would allow authorities to detain terror suspects without charge for up to 42 days in a speech he presented to the Institute for Public Policy Research. Brown said that stronger safeguards are needed to ...[read more]

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