Mar 022011
 
 March 2, 2011  Laws, Non-U.S.

Adam Wagner writes:

The Protection of Freedoms Bill received its second reading in Parliament yesterday, followed by debate.

The bill will have significant implications for civil liberties, although some of the changes, such as those relating to the retention of DNA, the reduction of child protection police checks, and police stop and search, have arisen from court rulings rather than a proactive attempt to roll back the state.

The Parliamentary debate can be watched here (it begins at around 17:38 with a statement by Home Secretary Teresa May) and the transcript is here.

Read more on the U.K. Human Rights Blog.

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