JCHR Press Notice 04-05 No. 14

Session 2004-05                                                3 March 2005

Forthcoming Publication

Prevention of Terrorism Bill

The Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes its Tenth Report of Session 2004-05, Prevention of Terrorism Bill on Friday 4 March 2005 at 10am, as House of Lords Paper 68/House of Commons Paper 334.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights examines every Bill presented to Parliament.  With Government Bills its starting point is the statement made by the Minister under section 19 of the Human Rights Act 1998 in respect of its compliance with Convention rights as defined in that Act.  However, it also has regard to the provisions of other international human rights instruments to which the UK is a signatory.

This Report is a follow-up to the Committee’s previous Report on the Bill, its Ninth Report, Prevention of Terrorism Bill: Preliminary Report, published on 25 February 2005.