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Second Legislative Scrutiny: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill

The Joint Committee on Human Rights examines Second Legislative Scrutiny: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill.

On 4 September 2018, the Home Office sent their response to our first report.

We are grateful to the Government for giving consideration to our concerns, and in some cases giving fuller explanations of its position.

Nonetheless, this legislation proposes significant restrictions on important rights, and we consider that at the very least further probing is necessary so that Parliament can be assured the measures are necessary and proportionate.

In this brief report, we reiterate our remaining concerns with various provisions of the Bill and put forward a number of amendments which seek to ensure the Bill restricts rights only to the extent that it is necessary and proportionate to do so.

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