Joint Committee on Human Rights
The Joint Committee on Human Rights held an evidence session on counter-terrorism and human rights on 26 March 2014.
The committee is examining what the most significant and urgent human rights issues in counter-terrorism law and policy are.
Issues examined included the adequacy of legal protections for "journalistic material" when national security is in issue, proposals of the post-Woolwich task force on extremism and deprivation of citizenship leaving people stateless.
Evidence was heard from:
- David Anderson QC, independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, Brick Court Chambers
- Ben Emmerson QC, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism