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United Kingdom: House of Lords approves extension of control orders system

On 5 March, the House of Lords approved the extension of the control orders system under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005. A day earlier, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights issued a report concluding that the use of control orders by the UK violated the European Convention on Human Rights. In a report released in February, Lord Carlile, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, had justified control orders in light of the terrorist threats.

JCHR Report Lord Carlile’s Report