Restricted prisoner declarations – a flagrant breach of human rights

Queensland Law Society wrote a submission to the parliamentary Legal Affairs and Safety Committee in relation to its inquiry into the Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (Qld), which was passed on Tuesday.

Principal Dan Rogers was part of the contingent from QLS who appeared as a witness at the public hearing held on 15 October 2021 in relation to the inquiry. Although QLS’s written submissions discussed various aspects of this Bill, most concerning were the proposed restricted prisoner declarations. Dan Rogers argued that the Bill in its proposed form was a flagrant breach of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) (HR Act) in two respects.

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