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.

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


  • 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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