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Government's review of Counter-Terrorism

The Committee held an evidence session on 14 December 2010 examining the Government's review of Counter-Terrorism.

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Purpose of session

In July the Coalition Government announced a review of counter-terrorism and security powers “to look at the issues of security and civil liberties in relation to the most sensitive and controversial counter-terrorism and security powers and, consistent with protecting the public and where possible, to provide a correction in favour of liberty.” Lord Macdonald of River Glaven QC was chosen to provide independent oversight of the review.

Witness:
At 12.15pm
Lord Macdonald of River Glaven, Independent overseer of the Review of Counter-Terrorism and Security Powers

News

  • On 14 December, the Home Affairs Committee will take evidence from Lord Macdonald of River Glaven, the independent overseer of the Review of Counter-Terrorism and Security Powers

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