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LORD CARLILE PAGE

This is a page contains references to Lord Carlile of Berriew, the independent reviewer of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.  The official Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 Review is available online http://www.atcsact-review.org.uk (this site features Liberty, FAIR, and Lord Carlile's submissions). This link doesn't seem to work any longer, here is the link to the Independent review by Lord Carlile only - http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/terrorism/reports/independentreviews.html.

Lord Carlile can be contacted by writing to:

Lord Carlile of Berriew
House of Lords
London  SW1A 0PW

Lord Carlile of Berriew QC (two links to Lord Carlile's own webpages)
http://www.libdems.org.uk/index.cfm/page.whois/section.people/wid.218/wgroup.peer
http://www.bellyard.co.uk/barristers/barrister.cfm?barristerid=1


Writings by/about Lord Carlile

Counter-Terrorrism legislation in the UK Human Rights context (MS Word, 48Kb)
Delivered by Lord Carlile at 17th October 2003 JUSTICE/Sweet and Maxwell Human Rights Conference
http://www.bellyard.co.uk/uploads/articles/Counter-terrorrism_legislation_in_the_UK_Human_Rights_context.doc

Description: A lecture by the Independent Reviewer of terrorrism legislation on the balance to be struck between counter-terrorrism legislation and civil liberties. Describes the nature of the legislation and the context in which reviews are carried out; and how the legislation forms part of the civil liberties balance between public safety and ensuring that terrorrism is countered effectively by the legislative process.

Lord Carlile speaking before the Home Affairs Committee on 11 March 2003
http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm200203/cmselect/cmhaff/515/3031101.htm

(Lord Carlile reported upon in the Telegraph)
Wednesday 12 March 2003
Defence holes need addressing, says terrorism watchdog (by Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/03/12/nterr112.xml

(Lord Carlile reported upon by Sky News)
Wednesday 12 March 2003
Bali Bomb Attack Warning
http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-12267081,00.html

Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, Part IV Section 28 Review, 12 February 2003
(First report on the detention provisions in the Act, by independent reviewer Lord Carlile of Berriew QC)
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/docs/crime_and_security_act.pdf (572kb)

(Lord Carlile reported upon by the Guardian)
Thursday February 13, 2003
Terror suspects must be moved, says watchdog - Conditions in high security jails criticised (by Audrey Gillan)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/prisons/story/0,7369,894505,00.html

Report on the operation in 2001 of the Terrorism Act 2000 , 26 November 2002
(Lord Carlile's report on the whole of the Terrorism Act in 2001, except the Northern Ireland provisions)

Part 1 - Report on the operation in 2001 of the Terrorism Act (Note: section 5.8 refers stop and search)
http://uk.sitestat.com/homeoffice/homeoffice/s?docs.tact_report.pdf&ns_type=pdf (file size 526kb)
Part 2 - Report on the operation in 2001 of the Terrorism Act
http://uk.sitestat.com/homeoffice/homeoffice/s?docs.tact_report2.pdf&ns_type=pdf (file size 490kb)

from "Report on the operation in 2001 of the Terrorism Act 2000 by Lord Carlile of Berriew", 26 November 2002 - Part I, Section 5.8 (page 28-29) [Note: the text highlighted here in bold is not bold in the original text]

Sections 44-47 provide stop and search powers in relation to persons and vehicles within specified geographical areas, for the purpose of seizing and detaining articles of a kind that could be used in connection with terrorism. It is an offence not to comply. Such stops and searches can occur only within an area authorised by a police officer of at least the rank of or equivalent to assistant chief constable. No difficulties have been drawn to my attention in relation to the exercise of these powers. They were used extensively in 2001. I have examined the full list of such authorisations, which have been deployed in almost every police authority in Great Britain. It would not be in the public interest to provide details of the reasons and events. I am satisfied that their use works well and is used to protect the public interest, institutions and in the cause of pubic safety and the security of the state. I have been able to scrutinise the documentation used for Section 44 authorisations: it is designed to limit inconvenience to the general public, and to ensure that no authorisation is given without detailed and documented reasons.

Report on the operation of the Terrorism Act in 2002 and 2003 - 26 April 2004
This is the follow up to the original report. Mention of the Gillam case can be found in Chapter 5 at pages 15-18.
View the report here (484kb size)