The ICJA has published an article on Post-Sentence Detention for Terrorists by intern Kaitlin Geraghty.

The article states that The Criminal Code Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2016 (the Bill) is a piece of legislation introduced by the Turnbull government that would allow courts to keep “high risk” convicted terrorists to remain in detention after they have served their sentence, if satisfied to a high degree of probability that a convicted terrorist poses an unacceptable risk of committing a serious terrorism offence if released.

The proposed legislation erodes many of the traditional safeguards embedded in the criminal justice system to commit a convicted terrorist to indefinite detention, thus raising questions about constitutional legitimacy, principles of bureaucratic justice, human rights, and conclusiveness in sentencing.


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