Report

Independent National Security Legislation Monitor – annual report 16 December 2011

Publisher
Law Democracy Local government Crime National security Australia
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Description

This paper assesses the use of Commonwealth counter-terrorism laws, with regards to Australia's human rights obligations, counter‑terrorism obligations and international security obligations.

The report sets out:

  • Matters of principle and general policy considered fundamental to the continuing scrutiny of Australia’s counter-terrorism and national security legislation (CT Laws);
  • Questions raised by the existing CT Laws – whether they are effective criminal laws and contain appropriate human rights safeguards; and
  • A provisional work agenda for the INSLM over the next year, in order to reach informed conclusions about the effectiveness and appropriateness of the CT Laws.
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