Tuesday, 12 January 2010

European Court: UK Stop and Search Powers Illegal

From today's Guardian newspaper:

"The ability of UK police to use "arbitrary" counter-terror stop and search powers against peace protesters and photographers lay in tatters today after a landmark ruling by the European court of human rights.

"The Strasbourg court ruled it was unlawful for police to use the powers, under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, to stop and search people without needing any grounds for suspicion."

Read more at Guardian.co.uk...

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