Justice and Security Bill: An Affront to Open Justice
A presentation Aisha Maniar gave on behalf of CASE (Coalition Against Secret Evidence) at the CAMPACC monthly meeting on Monday 10 September 2012.
The Justice and Security Bill was introduced into the House of Lords on 29 May by Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC, a Liberal Democrat peer and Advocate General for Scotland. The stated purpose of the bill is to: “strengthen oversight of the security and intelligence agencies. It will allow civil courts, through the limited use of closed proceedings, to hear a greater range of evidence in national security cases”.