Human Rights Joint Committee - Fourth Report
Legislative Scrutiny: Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to be printed 9 October 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction


Information provided by the Government

2 Anti-social Behaviour (Parts 1-6)

Injunctions to prevent nuisance and annoyance (Part 1)

(a) Children

(b) Legal certainty

(c) Adequacy of safeguards to ensure necessity and proportionality of interferences

(d) Absolute right to hold religious beliefs

(e) Right to respect for home and family life

Criminal Behaviour Orders (Part 2)

(a) Standard of proof

(b) Necessity

(c) Legal certainty

(d) Absolute right to hold religious beliefs

(e) Reporting in children's cases

Police Dispersal Powers (Part 3)

(a) Reasonable belief

(b) Necessity

(c) The right to freedom of assembly and association

Recovery of possession on riot-related anti-social behaviour grounds (Part 5)

3 Forced marriage (Part 9)

Criminal offence for a breach of a forced marriage protection order

Forced marriage as a criminal offence

4 Powers to stop, question, search and detain at ports (Part 10)


The consultation process and pre-legislative scrutiny

Human rights enhancing changes to the Schedule 7 powers

The scope of the powers: lack of reasonable suspicion requirement

Accessing, searching, examining, copying and retention of data on personal electronic devices

Adequacy of other legal safeguards

(a) Selection for examination

(b) Recording of interviews

(c) Review of detention

(d) Public notification

5 Compensation for miscarriages of justice (Part 12)


The presumption of innocence

6 Miscellaneous

Dangerous Dogs (Part 7)

Firearms (Part 8)

IPCC's powers (Part 10)

Retention of personal samples (Part 10)

Extradition (Part 11)

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes

Declaration of Lords' Interests

List of written evidence

Written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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