The Independent Reviewer may at the request of Ministers or on his own initiative conduct reviews and produce reports on specific issues. â€śSnapshotâ€ť reports, presented to Ministers and laid before Parliament, have included:
The Home Secretary announced in November 2013 a one-off review of the Governmentâ€™s policy ofÂ Deportation with Assurances.
Evidence to Parliament
The Independent Reviewer is frequently called upon to give written and/or oral evidence to Parliamentary Committees. Since 2011 these have included:
- Home Affairs Select Committee (preventing radicalisation, Pursue, Schedule 7)
- European Affairs Committee (EU criminal justice opt-out)
- Joint Committee on Human Rights (justice and security, TPIMs)
- Joint Bill Committee (detention of terrorist suspects)
- Joint Bill Committee (enhanced TPIMs)
Articles and speeches
When time permits, the Independent Reviewer seeks to inform the debate on anti-terrorism law and civil liberties by talking to the media, participating in police training, writing articles and speaking at academic conferences, universities and schools.