LIBERTY RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT PLANS FOR NEW TERROR LEGISLATION

03 February 2020

Liberty, the human rights, organisation, has responded to Justice Secretary Robert Buckland’s statement to Parliament today after the Streatham terror attack.

Clare Collier, Liberty advocacy director, said:

“The Government’s response to recent terror attacks is a cause of increasing concern for our civil liberties. From last month’s knee-jerk lie detector proposal, to the threat to change people’s sentences retrospectively which risks breaking the law, continuing to introduce measures without review or evidence is dangerous and will create more problems than it solves. It’s clear the UK’s counter-terror system is in chaos and desperately needs proper scrutiny and review.”