Independent Reviewer of Terrorist Legislation

November 2011

In November 2010, the Home Secretary announced the appointment of David Anderson QC as independent reviewer of terrorism legislation. He succeeded Lord Alex Carlile of Berriew QC in the position.

The independent reviewer is required to produce an annual report for the Home Secretary, to be laid before Parliament, on the operation of the Terrorism Act 2000, the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (control orders) and Part 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006. Other reports in relation to terrorism may be produced from time to time.

David Anderson QC has already visited places of detention and met with ICVA officers to produce protocols in relation to suspected terrorist detainees. He also spoke at the 2011 annual conference in Belfast on 19th November.

His report (PDF) on the operation in 2010 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Terrorism Act 2006 – was published on 18th July 2011.