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Call for reform of stop and search powers

Call for reform of stop and search powers --Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, has been ruled unlawful by the European court of human rights 24 Jun 2010 Police will need fresh powers enabling them to stop and search people at the Olympics opening ceremony, and in other sensitive circumstances, the government's independent adviser on terrorism law is expected to warn today. Lord Carlile... will argue that a replacement is needed for section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, which has been ruled unlawful by the European court of human rights. That section, which allows officers to stop and search people without grounds for suspicion, has been at the heart of disputes between civil rights lawyers and ministers.