JCHR Press Notice No. 5

26 February 2002


Forthcoming Publication

Continuance in force of sections 21 to 23 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001

The Fifth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, on the Continuance in force of sections 21 to 23 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 was published today, Wednesday 26 February 2003, at 10.00 am, as House of Lords Paper 59/House of Commons Paper 462, of Session 2002-03.

The Report examines the justification, on human rights grounds, of the proposal to continue the provisions of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act relating to the detention without trial of certain suspected terrorists who are not British nationals.  The Order in Council which provides for the extension of these powers will be considered in Parliament next week.