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Amnesty urges rethink on counter-terrorism measures

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/06/2010

Richard Norton-Taylor

"Control orders imposed on suspects, secret proceedings leading to deportations and the "virtually unlimited discretion" given to the police to stop and search must be abandoned in the government's continuing review of counter-terrorism powers, Amnesty International says today.

"Control orders are incompatible with Britain's human rights obligations under international law, it says, given that they limit individuals' movements and activities based on secret information not disclosed to the individual concerned nor their lawyers, Amnesty argues in a submission to the government.

"It adds that diplomatic assurances under memorandums of understanding containing diplomatic assurances that deportees will not be tortured and abused when sent home are unenforceable. Britain has signed memorandums with Lebanon, Jordan, Libya and Ethiopia."

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"Amnesty urges rethink on counter-terrorism measures", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2010. Consulté le 05/12/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/amnesty-urges-rethink-on-counter-terrorism-measures