Sunday, February 27, 2005

Judges key role in UK home detention

Concessions being considered by the UK Government this weekend.

UK Ministers are considering amending the Prevention of Terrorism Bill to require the Home Secretary to ask for judicial approval before putting a suspect under house arrest. Under the proposed compromise, the Home Secretary would apply for an ex parte order from a judge, meaning that the suspected terrorist, or his lawyers, would not be informed of the proposed control order in advance.


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