On Monday 21 November, Rory Phillips KC will be moderating The Inner Temple’s latest event in their Social Context of the Law Series, which will be on the topic of ‘Is it Better to Review or Monitor Terror Laws? The UK and Australian Positions Compared’.
The panellists will be Jonathan Hall KC, the UK’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation and Professor James Renwick CSC SC, Australia’s former Independent National Security Legislation Monitor.
Jonathan Hall’s review of released terrorist offenders (managed under MAPPA) led directly to the enactment of Chapter 4 of Part 10 of the Police, Crime, Courts and Sentencing Act 2022 (with new powers to manage released terrorist offenders). James Renwick’s report on deprivation was considered in the recent decision of the Australian High Court (their Supreme Court) to strike down certain deprivation powers as unconstitutional.
They will compare the UK and Australian positions on terror laws. They will provide insights about the process of legislation from within the national security field, how it is possible to influence policy-makers, drafters and Parliamentarians during the course of a Bill and what statutory review of enacted legislation looks like.
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