Various media outlets approached CAJ last week to comment on new legislation that could lead to a mile-wide stop and search zone along the Irish border. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2018 is currently making its way through the UK parliament. The controversial powers contained within the bill have concerning implications for human rights and the future of the border.
Coverage of this story:
Irish News: Brexit plans could see mile-wide stop and search zone along border (followed by a second article and third article, in which we commented on other aspects of the bill).
BBC Talkback, BBC Radio Ulster: CAJ raises concerns about new stop and search border checks (available for one month from broadcast).
News at One, RTÉ Radio 1: Fears over potential stop and search powers on Irish border
We have also written a briefing paper examining the bill in depth. Read it here.