Pushing Their Luck? UK Counter-Terrorism Powers and David Miranda

David Miranda (Picture Credit: The Guardian)Stop and Search certainly was the hot human rights news story of last summer within the UK. Schedule 7 powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 allow for extended powers to stop and search, and even detain for up to nine hours individuals in the context of ports and airports, for the purpose of assessing whether they are linked to terrorism. That police powers should be extensive in this context might be thought relatively uncontroversial. After all, the potential to trap hostages in such a confined space was attractive to terrorist groups long before the 9/11 attacks displayed the potential of using civilian airliners as weapons. Continue reading “Pushing Their Luck? UK Counter-Terrorism Powers and David Miranda”

Pushing Their Luck? UK Counter-Terrorism Powers and David Miranda