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United Kingdom: Five years on: time to end the control orders regime

, Index number: EUR 45/012/2010

The system of control orders created by the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (PTA) has been used by the UK government as an alternative to prosecution or deportation of individuals United Kingdom suspected of involvement in terrorism-related activity5, but who have not been charged with any criminal offence. Amnesty International considers that the control order regime with the procedures and range of potential measures as currently legislated and applied in the UK fails to meet the requirements of international human rights law. More than five years on, Amnesty International continues to call for the repeal of the PTA.

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