One way extradition treaty to US, no evidence required.

In extradition cases, sufficient evidence must be shown for the trial of UK citizens on foreign soil, especially relating to the particular need for the suspect to be trialed in the other country.

eg. The case of Gary McKinnon.
 

Why is this idea important?

In extradition cases, sufficient evidence must be shown for the trial of UK citizens on foreign soil, especially relating to the particular need for the suspect to be trialed in the other country.

eg. The case of Gary McKinnon.
 

Ability of police to detain anyone under the Terrorism Act.

Remove the ability for the police to use the magic words "I consider you a threat under the terrorism act"  to be able to detain anyone they see fit.

A very clear example being the recent issues faced by 16 year old photographer:

@ 5:28 in the following video: "You know what, I consider you a threat under the terrorism act"

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/officers-claim-they-dont-need-law-to-stop-photographer-taking-pictures-2012827.html

 

Why is this idea important?

Remove the ability for the police to use the magic words "I consider you a threat under the terrorism act"  to be able to detain anyone they see fit.

A very clear example being the recent issues faced by 16 year old photographer:

@ 5:28 in the following video: "You know what, I consider you a threat under the terrorism act"

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/officers-claim-they-dont-need-law-to-stop-photographer-taking-pictures-2012827.html

 

Covert survailance via Regulation of Investigatory powers act

This act gives the power for the government to request any infomation from telecommunications services, and makes it a criminal offense to tell anyone about it.

Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.
Article 8(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

"The government can demand that a public telecommunications service intercepts an individual's communications
The act's "interception warrants" can be served for purposes of "national security", "preventing or detecting serious crime" or "safeguarding the economic well-being of the UK". These (undefined) terms are so vague as to be applicable to just about anyone.

For example, the communications of businessmen negotiating deals with foreign companies could easily fall under "safeguarding of the economic well-being of the UK" within the plain English meaning of the term.

The definition of public telecommunications services is broad and could apply to internet services providers, phone companies, or even someone running a web site.

When an ISP is served with an interception warrant, it has to comply and it may not reveal this fact to anyone ever. "

Reference:

http://www.magnacartaplus.org/bills/rip/#interception

Why is this idea important?

This act gives the power for the government to request any infomation from telecommunications services, and makes it a criminal offense to tell anyone about it.

Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.
Article 8(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

"The government can demand that a public telecommunications service intercepts an individual's communications
The act's "interception warrants" can be served for purposes of "national security", "preventing or detecting serious crime" or "safeguarding the economic well-being of the UK". These (undefined) terms are so vague as to be applicable to just about anyone.

For example, the communications of businessmen negotiating deals with foreign companies could easily fall under "safeguarding of the economic well-being of the UK" within the plain English meaning of the term.

The definition of public telecommunications services is broad and could apply to internet services providers, phone companies, or even someone running a web site.

When an ISP is served with an interception warrant, it has to comply and it may not reveal this fact to anyone ever. "

Reference:

http://www.magnacartaplus.org/bills/rip/#interception