Leeds Law professor influencing debates on the current Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2017
Debates on the current Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2017 have been influenced by submissions from Professor Emeritus Clive Walker.
His analysis and commentary has been commented upon in Parliament by the Joint Committee on Human Rights and more recently in the House of Lords (including by his former student Baroness Sayeeda Warsi) who commented:
‘We are just over a year on from a seven-month series of terror attacks on UK soil. Five attacks led to 36 deaths and dozens more injured... Much commentary has taken place since the attacks and recommendations have been made, yet, interestingly, some of the most informed voices, including eminent academics such as Professor Clive Walker—who has been researching and writing about Britain’s counterterrorism laws since the 1980s, and who also happens to be my former university tutor—have argued that new laws are not the answer. Professor Walker has said: “The failure to identify major legal gaps is further emphasised by the findings of the three weighty reports [post the attacks] none of which called for major legal changes.”’