itself shows how concerned the Labour Government was with terrorism.
Under s 21 of the ATCSA, the Home Secretary could issue a certificate in relation to resident non-nationals believed to be a risk to national security and suspected of being international terrorists.
(194) Accordingly, the derogation was unlawful and of no force, and s 23 of the ATCSA violated art 5 when read with art 14 of the ECHR.
was passed weeks after the September 11 terrorist atrocities in New York.
(17) According to Amnesty International, "most of the ATCSA detainees were held in the High Security Unit (USU) in Belmarsh" prison.
The detention system in ATCSA was challenged in A (FC) and Others v.
As a result of both ATCSA
and RIPA, data can be retained for national security purposes, but can be accessed by a wide variety of public groups for "purposes...
'The decision to detain any individual under the AntiTerrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (ATCSA) is made on the basis of detailed information, and in each of the ten appeals ruled upon today has already been subjected to detailed and independent scrutiny by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, a superior court of record chaired by a High Court Judge.
'The ATCSA was introduced in response to the public emergency we face, in order that Government can fulfil its primary obligation - to protect national security.
Home Secretary David Blunkett said: ``I commend the bravery and commitment of these police officers in defending us, not only against dangerous criminals but against those threatening the safety of our country.'' Two of the three men were arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 and the third was detained under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act (ATCSA
) - the new legislation brought in after September 11 - a spokesman for Scotland Yard said.
Twelve suspects are currently held at Belmarsh High Security Prison, south east London, and another at Broadmoor Prison under the Antiterrorism, Crime and Security Act (ATCSA
It is understood that Mr Blunkett will make the formal announcement on Wednesday when MPs debate the renewal of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act (ATCSA