BY JESSIE BLACKBOURN
At the end of February 2017, David Anderson QC will step down from the position of Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation in the UK after six years in the job. It is not yet known who will … Read the rest “The UK’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism: A Comparative Retrospective”
BY JESSIE BLACKBOURN AND NICOLA MCGARRITY
The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (the Monitor), Roger Gyles QC, is currently undertaking a review into the coercive questioning and detention powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). These powers are subject … Read the rest “The Dangers of Sunsets in National Security”
BY GEORGE WILLIAMS
The long-running debate over the future of the UK Human Rights Act has reverberated around the common law world, indeed all the way to Australia.
This is because the Act is more than just an instrument of … Read the rest “An Australian Perspective on the UK Human Rights Act Debate”
BY TAMARA TULICH
Australia’s recent responses to the threat posed by ‘foreign fighters’ highlights a key issue raised by anti-terror lawmaking since September 11: how far can—and should—Parliament go in legislating to prevent acts of terrorism?
Prevention of terrorism
Prevention … Read the rest “The limits of preventive lawmaking”