Discussion on the "Justice and Security Bill" with Karen Buck MP in the Houses of Parliament

We will discuss the Justice and Security Bill with our local MP, Karen Buck, and other speakers.  The event is organised by our group but is open to the public, particularly to Amnesty supporters.  It should be a very interesting evening.

The full programme of the event is:

 

Alice Wyss - UK Researcher at the Amnesty International Secretariat, presents a brief overview on the Justice and Security Bill and Amnesty's views on it,
- Karen Buck MP (Labour, Westminster North) and 
- Andrew Slaughter MP (Labour, Hammersmith) present their views on the Bill.
- Audience Q&A

The evening will be chaired by the writer David Benedictus.

It will take place on the 5th of March, in the Thatcher Room, at Portcullis House, Bridge Str, Westminster, at 18:30-20:30.  You will need to go through security so please arrive a little early.

For a map to the location, please see here:
http://www.parliament.uk/documents/facilities/maps/faxmap1.pdf

Information on the content of the Justice & Security bill will be given on the evening. However, if you would like to do any further reading on the subject in advance, here are a few useful links.

This is the Amnesty website's information page on the bill

https://action.amnesty.org.uk/ea-campaign/action.retrievestaticpage.do?ea_static_page_id=2196

 

Amnesty's analysis of the use of secret evidence in the UK justice system in the last ten years: Left in the Dark: the use of secret evidence in the United Kingdom 

http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/EUR45/014/2012/en/546a2059-db83-4888-93ba-8b90cc32a2de/eur450142012en.pdf

 

Parliament's official website showing the progress of the bill and information about the various stages before and after a bill becomes law:

http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2012-13/justiceandsecurity.html

 

This is the actual text of the bill

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2012-2013/0134/2013134.pdf

 

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