Counter Terrorism and Protecting Human Rights

Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Ever since its inception in March 1999 the Commission has taken a very keen interest in the “emergency” anti-terrorism laws applicable in Northern Ireland. In April 1999 we submitted a detailed response to the UK Government’s White Paper “Legislation Against Terrorism” and in February 2000 we responded to the Government’s request for views on the juryless “Diplock” court system in Northern Ireland.5

Later that year we lobbied the Westminster Parliament during the debates on what became the Terrorism Act 2000 and we subsequently commented on some of the draft codes of practice issued under the authority of that Act.

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