JCHR Press Notice 03-04 No. 11

Session 2003-04                                        24 February 2004

Forthcoming Publication

Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001: Statutory Review and Continuance of Part 4

The Sixth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights of Session 2003-04, on the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Scrutiny Act 2001: Statutory Review and Continuance of Part 4 will be published today, Tuesday 24 February 2004, as House of Lords Paper 38/House of Commons Paper 381.

The Report considers the human rights implications of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 in the context of:

(a)    the review of the whole Act by a Committee of Privy
         Counsellors chaired by Lord Newton of Braintree,

(b)    the report by Lord Carlile of Berriew QC on the operation in  
         2003-04 of Part 4 of the Act, which allow suspected
         international terrorists who are not United Kingdom
         nationals and cannot be removed from the country to be
         detained indefinitely without charge, and

(c)    the draft Order laid before each House to continue in force for
         a further twelve months from 14 March 2004 those provisions.

Copies will be available in the Vote Office of the House of Commons today before the Commons debate on the Newton Committee's Report on Wednesday 25 February, and will be available through The Stationery Office bookshops from Thursday 26 February 2004.

The Report will be available on the internet at the address below from approximately 3pm today.

Homepage: http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/joint_committee_on_human_rights.cfm