Thursday, 18 November 2010

Lord Tomlinson: Fighting Terrorism Could Undermine Human Rights

Governments fighting terrorism may be tempted into “a strong-armed approach that gives public security precedence over the respect for human rights,” Lord John Tomlinson has warned.

The United Kingdom peer told a 17 November hearing on terrorism, organised by the Parliamentary Assembly’s Legal Affairs Committee in Paris, that his fears were based on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

Lord Tomlinson is preparing a report examining the compatibility of counter-terrorism legislation and Council of Europe human rights standards.

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1 comment:

  1. Give this man a badge. He's a genius. How much did this report cost to compile?

    I would have told you for nothing!