The Debate Over the Justice and Security Continues

As Report stage begins today, Tony Peto QC and Robert Buckland MP engage in further exchanges over the Bill.


Their new articles can be read here and here.

Report Stage of Justice and Security Bill to Start on Monday, 4 March

Report Stage and Third Reading of the Bill will be held on 4 March and 7 March.

Government Tables New Amendments to Justice and Security Bill

The amendments fall short of the recommendations of the JCHR and do not reinstate the House of Lords amendments. The amendments can be read here.

Joint Committee on Human Rights Publishes Second Report on Justice and Security Bill

Ahead of Report stage in the House of Commons, the Committee calls for stronger safeguards in Government proposals to extend the use of so-called secret courts in civil cases.  The report can be read here.

Tony Peto QC Responds to Arguments Made by Robert Buckland MP

In the latest exchanges, Robert Buckland MP asserts that Andrew Tyrie's concerns about the Justice and Security Bill are wrong.  His article can be read here.  

Tony Peto QC repudiates Mr Buckland's arguments.  His article can be read here

The Justice and Security Bill will make it more difficult to uncover the truth about Britain's role in kidnap and torture

Andrew Tyrie MP responds to the points made by the Minister without Portfolio in the Times.  The article can be read here.

Minister without Portfolio Ken Clarke Responds to Andrew Tyrie MP

The Minister responds to some of the concerns raised by Andrew Tyrie MP and Tony Peto QC about the Justice and Security Bill, including its impact on obtaining full public disclosure of British involvement in extraordinary rendition.  The letter can be read here.

Channel 4 Video of the Rendition and Torture of Abdul Hakim Belhaj

Article on 'New evidence of UK complicity in Libya torture' provides details of the abuse suffered by Libyan dissident and Qaddafi opponent Belhaj.  The article and video can be found here.