David Anderson’s Decision Not to Issue a Specific Report on Mr. Miranda’s Case

Promptly after Mr. Miranda’s detention, David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation for the UK, began an investigation into the use of Schedule 7 to detain Mr. Miranda. On March 12, 2014, Mr. Anderson QC informed the Home Secretary, the Chairs of the Home Affairs Select Committee and Joint Committee on Human Rights, Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick of the Metropolitan Police, and Mr. Miranda’s solicitors that he had decided not to write a specific report on the case, in view of the High Court’s judgment, which is “of course authoritative on matters of law,” and of progress on a bill to reform Schedule 7. Mr Anderson QC indicated, however, that in his annual Terrorism Acts report to Parliament in July, he intended to discuss the Miranda case, with due care to the pendency of the case before the Court of Appeal.

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