Control Orders / House Arrest
Though Control Orders are not issued commonly, they can have strict consequences. Control Orders allow the government to place individuals suspected of involvement in terrorism under house arrest, without the requirement of charging them. This order falls under the 2005 Prevention of Terrorism Act. The Act distinguishes between two types of order: Non-Derogating Control Orders, namely those that impose obligations which are in line with an individual’s right to liberty and Derogating Control Orders, namely those that impose obligations that are incompatible with an individual’s right to liberty.
Control Orders may impose sanctions, such as reporting daily to the police station and restrictions on movements. These restricted movements can extend to an individual’s place of work, home, and proximity to the airport and local railway station. Control Orders may be challenged under the Human Rights Act.
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