From a human rights perspective, there are numerous objections to the contents of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2018. The proposed bill also contains measures that could have worrying implications if applied to their full extent in Northern Ireland.
The bill, which is currently making its way through the UK parliament, includes provisions that would extend existing offences related to showing support for proscribed organisations.
Additionally, the bill would also introduce strict new border policing powers between the North and South of Ireland, which could lead to a mile-wide stop and search zone along the border. We at CAJ hope the bill is not an attempt to create a post-Brexit ‘fortress UK’.
Read our briefing on the bill here: briefing-counter-terrorism-bill
To find out more about the bill and its progress through the UK Parliament, follow this link.