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United Kingdom: Amnesty International's briefing on the draft Terrorism Bill 2005

, Index number: EUR 45/038/2005

Amnesty International considers that some of the provisions in the draft Terrorism Bill 2005 are inconsistent with the UK's obligations under domestic and international human rights law and that, if enacted, may lead to serious human rights violations. In this briefing, Amnesty International's comments are confined to the offences set out in Part 1 of the Bill, including the new offences of "Encouragement of Terrorism" and "Dissemination of Terrorism Publications", Clause 17 concerning new grounds for proscription, as well as the proposal to extend the maximum limit of detention in police custody without charge to three months.

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