Asbos and Control Orders: Two Recurring Themes, Two Apparent Contradictions

Posted: 5 Aug 2009

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Date Written: October 2007

Abstract

When the Government first proposed the creation of the Control Order, many commented on its apparent similarity with the Anti-Social Behaviour Order. Looking beyond the obvious similarities, the aim of this paper is to draw out two deeper themes which marked the development of both remedies. For each theme an apparent contradiction will also be identified. The paper concludes by arguing that these two recurring themes and two apparent contradictions cast doubt upon New Labour's professed commitment to nurturing a culture of human rights.

Suggested Citation

MacDonald, Stuart K., Asbos and Control Orders: Two Recurring Themes, Two Apparent Contradictions (October 2007). Parliamentary Affairs, Vol. 60, Issue 4, pp. 601-624, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1441756 or http://dx.doi.org/gsm034

Stuart K. MacDonald (Contact Author)

Swansea University College of Law ( email )

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