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Stronger Safeguards Needed: Justice and Security Bill

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has today published its second report on the Justice and Security Bill, which reaches its most critical stage next week: report in the House of Commons on 4 March and third reading on 7 March …an update so far on the situation in 2013

As the Justice and Security Bill heads to report stage in the House of Commons and critically closer to being passed as an act of law, the controversy surrounding it is as frenzied as ever, with almost everyone realising how potentially damaging the provisions it contains are, with the exception of a large number of politicians from the three main political parties, in whose hands the future of the bill now lies.