#Counter-Terrorism Bills should make us safer. This one will do the opposite!


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Counter-Terrorism Bills should make us safer. This one will do the opposite ~ CAROLINE LUCAS, The Independent, Sunday 14 December 2014.

(UK) I urge my fellow MPs to join me in voting to safeguard human rights!

Parliament is about to vote on a Bill that could knowingly place British citizens at risk of torture. You might think the timing was a little awkward.

In its current form, not only will the Counter-Terrorism Bill not keep us safe, it will constitute a breach of international human rights law. A great many MPs are disconcertingly at ease with its proposals. Thankfully, others are not, and with voting taking place on Monday and Tuesday this week, we’re tabling amendments to safeguard those rights.

Take Temporary Exclusion Orders (TEOs). In a nutshell, these invalidate the passports of British citizens suspected of involvement – or at the risk of being involved – in terror-related activity…

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