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Counter-terrorism policy and human rights: prosecution and pre-charge detention

This publication was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

This document contains the following information: Government reply to the twenty-fourth report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights session 2005-06 HL paper 240, HC 1576.

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Counter-terrorism policy and human rights: prosecution and pre-charge detention the Government reply to the twenty-fourth report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights session 2005-06 HL paper 240, HC 1576

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This document contains the following information: Counter-terrorism policy and human rights: prosecution and pre-charge detention the Government reply to the twenty-fourth report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights session 2005-06 HL paper 240, HC 1576.

This is a Government reply to the 24th report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights (ISBN 0104009306). The Committee’s 24th report was the third in a series of reports which are part of an ongoing inquiry into counter-terrorism policy and human rights with specific focus on the effective criminal prosecution of terrorist suspects in ways compatible with the UKs human rights obligations. The Government’s reply covers such areas as: counter-terrorism; the prosecution of suspect terrorists and their rights, including pre-charge detention; balacing liberty and security; developing thr role of the Crown Prosecution Service; Parliamentary accountability. Previous Committee reports were published as HLP 75-I/HCP 561-I, session 2005-06 (ISBN 0104007672) on the July 2005 terrorist attacks in London and counter-terrorism measures taken, including the Terrorism Bill; and HLP 122/HCP 915, session 2005-06 (ISBN 0104008199) on the operation of control orders.

This Command Paper was laid before Parliament by a Government Minister by Command of Her Majesty. Command Papers are considered by the Government to be of interest to Parliament but are not required to be presented by legislation.