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The Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 will amend the current law in relation to terrorism in a number of distinct ways, proposing to extend the maximum period of pre-charge detention in terrorist cases (to 42 days), amend the control order regime (notification requirements), introduce post-charge questioning of terrorism suspects and introduce new provisions relating to the gathering and sharing of information for counter-terrorism - including the use of intercept terrorism.
This new Blackstone's Guide provides a concise and accesible guide to the new act, offering expert commentary on the effects, extent and scope of the legislation together with a full copy of the act. At each stage the legislation is discussed with reference to Hansard, the common law, authority in UK and abroad in relation to principles of jurisdiction, human rights, the rules of evidence, and other criminal justice statutes.