Testing the Truth: Do polygraphs have a place?

MPs have been debating the use of polygraph tests on those convicted of terrorism-related offences and released on licence (serving the remainder of their sentence in the community). The amendments to the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill would introduce mandatory polygraph testing on Very High/High risk Serious Harm terrorist offenders.

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A Crossroads: At the intersection of the right to protest and public health, which way does the law go?

The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Dame Cressida Dick, has stated that people protesting on the streets are at risk of on-the-spot fines of upwards of £100, or even a criminal record for defying social distancing regulations. The question arises as to how compatible this approach is with protestors’ human rights.

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