Detainees and control orders


New Liberty campaign: charge or release

Pre-charge detention refers to the period of time that an individual can be held and questioned by police before being charged with an offence.

In 2008 the Labour Government dropped its controversial plans to extend pre-charge detention to 42 days after Liberty’s award winning Charge or Release campaign.

The fight is not over - the UK already has the longest period of pre-charge detention in the western world. Read more