Reporting Terrorism

This is the text of a lecture I delivered to journalism students and others at the University of Essex on 11 February 2019.  Among the issues covered are the appearance vs the reality of terrorism in the West, and some of the dilemmas facing journalists as both investigators and reporters of terrorism.  It finishes with a short discussion of [...]

By |2019-03-13T12:14:08+00:00March 1st, 2019|Blog, Featured, Law, Media, Security|Comments Off on Reporting Terrorism

Purdah – Lifting the Veil

During this General Election campaign there have been several disputes over the application of pre-election purdah - ironically, a practice that was specifically designed to avoid imbroiling the Civil Service in controversy. My own last report as Independent Reviewer, on Deportation with Assurances, fell victim to purdah and has not yet been published, despite being submitted to the Government in final [...]

By |2017-06-29T08:26:56+00:00June 6th, 2017|Blog, Law, Media|Comments Off on Purdah – Lifting the Veil

Looking back

As my six-year tenure as Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation drew to a close, I spoke quite a bit to media about the job and my conclusions.  A selection is here. Film about the Independent Reviewer's work for BBC2's Daily Politics, March 2016 Podcast of interview with Joshua Rozenberg for Law in Action, November 2016 Webcast [...]

By |2017-07-20T23:23:03+00:00March 15th, 2017|Blog, Media, Security|Comments Off on Looking back

Work of the Independent Reviewer

Lord Carlile, David Anderson, Max Hill On 1 March 2016, BBC2's Daily Politics screened a 5-minute film about my work, made on location in London and Bolton, and an unusually long and varied interview (clips still available). The film, which also features my predecessor Lord Carlile QC, is a good introduction to the work [...]

By |2018-05-10T14:15:09+00:00March 1st, 2016|Blog, KEEPING, Media, Security|Comments Off on Work of the Independent Reviewer