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

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