Key Justice and Security Bill resources

29 May 2012 by

The Justice and Security Bill, which proposes to introduce secret ‘Closed Material Procedure’ (CMP) hearings into civil trials, has been published. Here are some useful resources for picking your way through the controversy:

  • The Ministry of Justice’s page on the Bill, including some ‘myth-busting’ (including ‘This is undermining the centuries old legal tradition’) is here.
  • 84 responses to the Green Paper which led to this bill can be found here, and the Government’s response of 29 May is here.
  • The Joint Committee on Human Rights’ highly critical report on the proposals is here.
  • You can access all of the UK Human Rights Blog coverage of the secret trials proposals here, including our exclusive on the Special Advocates’ opposition to the proposals, which became the most damaging aspect of the case against the Green Paper.

More to come on the proposals soon…

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4 comments


  1. Sam McIntosh says:

    Any idea where you can find the Government’s response to the JCHR Report on the JCHR inquiry into the Green Paper (referred to in the Government’s Response to the Consultation and on the Consultation website but not linked)? Can’t find it on Hansard …

  2. jtownend says:

    I’d also recommend the University of Reading’s Law, Terrorism and the Right to Know project’s resource page here:

    http://www.reading.ac.uk/LTRK/Securitysecrecyandcivilproceedings/ltrkSecuritySecrecyandEvidenceinCivilProceedings2.aspx

    They’re on Twitter: @unirdg_LTRK

    1. Adam Wagner says:

      Excellent – thanks. I have added. Also added the JCHR report.

  3. Thank you for the link

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