Response to OFCOM consultation on illegal content
Note on two aspects of the NS Bill currently before Parliament.
A Note on why the incorporation of terrorism legislation into the current draft of Online Safety Bill is ineffective.
Key point concerns interaction between ‘small boats’, proposed new immigration offence, and self-incrimination.
The Sentencing Council is consulting on its amended guidelines following changes made by the Counter-Terrorism Sentencing Act 2021.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is consulting on abolishing the separate office of Biometrics Commissioner. The quasi-judicial function of the Biometrics Commissioner is one of the safeguards applying to examinations at ports and the Northern Ireland border under Schedule 7 Terrorism Act 2000.
Support for the regime but caveat about legal aid position
My response to Northern Ireland Office consultation on renewal of non-jury trials (“Diplock Courts”) in Northern Ireland for a further 2 years.
Brief submission on inquiry into Cross-border co-operation on policing, security and criminal justice after Brexit
This Note on the sentencing reforms in the Counter-Terrorism and SentencingÂ Bill currently before Parliament concerns their impact in Scotland and Northern Ireland.