Human Rights committee launches new inquiry

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has called for evidence on the human rights implications of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill.

Seeking input from civil society, the committee is particularly encouraging people to share their views on the proposed greater role for local authorities in the Prevent/Channel process and the extension of existing terrorism offences.

Further to this, the committee is asking whether the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill raises any significant human rights concerns and whether the proposed increases of the maximum sentences are justified and proportionate.

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