NPM 2016-17

SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT AND DETENTION POPULATION DATA MAPPING PROJECT

Published on 13 January 2017, and capturing the work of the 20 members, the 2015-16 annual report highlights member specific developments, summarises this year’s joint and thematic projects, and provides updates on conditions and legislation across all UK detention settings.

Alongside the report, the Detention Population Data Mapping Project is a collection of detention population data from the year. As part of OPCAT it is a requirement for NPMs to have access to all information concerning the number of persons deprived of liberty in places of detention. The NPM has for the first time collated all available data on population numbers across every detention setting in the UK, with an aim to highlight both what we know and what we don’t.

 

INDEPENDENT REVIEWER OF TERRORISM LEGISLATION DESIGNATED AS NPM MEMBER

On 12 January 2017, David Anderson QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, was designated to the NPM in view of his role monitoring the conditions of detention of persons detained for more than 48 hours under s.1 of the Terrorism Act 2000. Read the ministerial statement here.