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Australia: Parliamentary Committee recommends appointment of an independent reviewer of anti-terror laws

In a report released on 4 December, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security recommended the appointment of an independent reviewer to oversee Australia’s counter-terrorism legislation. The report also proposed that Australian police forces review their media policies to ensure that official statements do not prejudice a terrorist suspect’s right to a fair trial. UN expert on counter-terrorism and human rights, Martin Scheinin, recently published a study on Australian counter-terrorism laws and practices.

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