2. Parliament’s role

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Session info
14.00 – 15.15

Supported by:

Democratic Audit

Parliament has failed to stand up to the government on counter-terrorism laws, ID cards and the database state. Why does it evade debate on crucial violations? How does the Home Office manage to impose an authoritarian agenda on government and Parliament, introducing requirements without Parliament debating them?

Chair: Andrew Blick (Researcher, Democratic Audit)
Speakers: Murray Hunt (Legal Advisor, Joint Committee on Human Rights)
  Trevor Smith (Liberal Democrat Northern Ireland Spokesperson)
  Meg Russell (Senior Research Fellow, Constitution Unit)
  Stuart Weir (Director, Democratic Audit)
  Jonny Butterworth (President UCL Student Human Rights Programme; The Abolition of Liberty Bill)