Posts Tagged ‘28 Day detention’

28 days detention: unsound and useless in practice

by Liz Davies.

If you’re suspected of murder, rape, arson or manslaughter, you can be held without charge by the police for up to four days, while the police interview you and decide whether there is sufficient evidence to charge you with a criminal offence, and take you before the criminal courts for trial.

How does Con-Dem Libertarianism stack up?

by Liz Davies.

New Labour’s shameful record on civil liberties could have allowed Nick Clegg and David Cameron to pose as defenders of human rights. The Liberal Democrats and the Tories had joined together to oppose new Labour’s 90-day and then 42-day detention without charge. They had defended the right to trial by jury.

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