Today the Home Secretary gave further details about the review of counter-terrorism measures announced last month. The review will consider control orders, section 44 stop and search, pre-charge detention and targeted surveillance powers.
The Prime Minister today announced an inquiry into concerns about collusion in torture by the British authorities during the War on Terror. He also announced the publication of guidance to the intelligence services on the interrogation and treatment of detainees held overseas.
Today the judicial review hearing of Ofcom’s decision to uphold complaints against the radio talk show host Jon Gaunt begins in the High Court. Liberty, the human rights group, has intervened in the case because of its wider importance to free speech.
Liberty today welcomed the new Government’s Identity Documents Bill which will repeal the much criticised ID Cards Act. The organisation has campaigned against ID cards since they were first suggested by then Home Secretary David Blunkett in 2001.