March 25, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
All counter-terrorism laws passed since 11 September 2001 should be reviewed to see if they are still necessary, says a committee of MPs and peers.
It questioned whether ministers could legitimately argue, nine years on, that a “public emergency threatening the life of the nation” remained.
And it said the government’s “narrow” definition of what amounted to complicity in torture was “worrying”.
The government says the threat from terrorism remains “real and serious”.
In its report, Parliament’s joint committee on human rights said it was pleased to see that ministers said a commitment to human rights “underpinned” counter-terrorism work.