Tuesday, August 01, 2006

JCHR calls for use of wiretap evidence

Andrew Dismore MPParliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights has released a report that is scathing of the government's authoritarian counter-terrorism legislation (thanks, Dave!). It strongly suggests that other mechanisms would be more successful. For example:

"[The JCHR] concludes that the ban on the use of intercept evidence in court should now be removed and attention turned urgently to ways of relaxing the ban… [Such measures] should make it unnecessary to contemplate any further extensions to the maximum period of pre-charge detention of 28 days. We believe it is essential to avoid any counter productivity which, instead of enhancing protection, may well undermine it. Justice must be seen to be done"

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