Daniel Hamilton and Alex Deane, the current and former Directors of Big Brother Watch, have today written an joint article for Politics.co.uk on the case for abolishing Control Orders and their replacement with effective alternative measures to fight terrorism.
"Control orders are nothing new. They were first introduced in the United Kingdom six years ago in the Prevention of Terrorism Act under the auspices of "protecting members of the public from a risk of terrorism".
"Control orders give the home secretary the power to impose more stringent conditions on the movements and daily lives of individuals than those the Burmese military have placed on Aung San Suu Kyi. Those subjected to control orders can not only be placed under effective house arrest but banned from associating with family members, owning mobile phones or attending their place of work - all without charge, without effective recourse to appeal and without knowledge of their accuser."
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