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Brown set for 42-day climbdown
Brown set for 42-day climbdown

Gordon Brown may be about to back down on efforts to secure 42-day detention for terrorist suspects. Reports are circulating that the government is unwilling to use the Parliament Act to force the bill past the Lords, who are sure to vote against it. Without the use of the Parliament Act to overrule the Lords,… Read more »

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Police detention for detainees frowned upon by EU watchdog
EU committee criticises pre-charge detention

A European human rights watchdog has criticised the way the government treats those detained without charge. The Council of Europe’s committee for the prevention of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment publishes its report a week before parliament reconvenes, when it will push through measures to increase pre-charge detention from 28 to 42… Read more »

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