Reflections on UK Counter-Terrorism Legislation

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Lord Carlile ImageLord Carlile of Berriew QC, recently Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, will reflect on the development of UK counter-terrorism (CT) legislation from 2001 to 2010. This lecture will incorporate discussion on:

  • The effect on CT legislation of the change of government on 6 May 2010 and the impact of the pre-election civil liberties debate;
  • Best structures for countering terrorism threats and the need for fluidity of approach in a changing world;
  • The meaning of national security.

Lord Carlile of Berriew QC served as the government's Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation from 11 September 2001 to 21 February 2011. He is a practising barrister and a former Head of Chambers who was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1984, a Recorder of the Crown Court in 1986 and a Deputy High Court Judge and Honorary Recorder of the City of Hereford in 1996. Formerly a Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Montgomeryshire from 1983 to 1997, he was created a Life Peer in 1999 and is a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords. He became President of the Howard League for Penal Reform in 2006.

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