Detainees and control orders


YEAR 10: Six Extraordinary State Powers at the Close of the First Decade of the War on Terror

Response from Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC) to the Coalition Government's Review of Counter-Terrorism and Security Powers 2010

SACC urges the Government to end the control order regime, scrap the blanket stop and search powers given to police under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, end its reliance on meaningless "diplomatic assurances" to excuse deporting people to countries where they could face torture, and drastically reduce the 28 day period for which terrorism suspects can be held without charge.

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This submission looks at the 6 counter-terrorism and security powers being reviewed by the Home Office:

1. Control orders (including alternatives)

2. Section 44 stop and search powers and the use of terrorism legislation in relation to photography

3. The use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) by local authorities and access to communications data more generally

4. Extending the use of ‘Deportation with Assurances’ in a manner that is consistent with our legal and human rights obligations

5. Measures to deal with organisations that promote hatred or violence

6. The detention of terrorist suspects before charge, including how we can reduce the period of detention below 28 days