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Control Orders

Asked about the ECHR report on control orders, the PMOS said that he was not sure that the report had yet been published. To state the general position, as we had said at the time control orders were introduced, there was a balance to be struck between the human rights of individuals and the human rights of citizens to be protected against the terrorist threat. That was a difficult balance but we believed the legislation achieved that. It was always difficult to achieve that balance in these circumstances, but we had to bear in mind both sets of human rights. Put to him that perhaps we might have stepped over that line, the PMOS said that Commission would have its view but the Government would very firmly have its view too.

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