UK passes amendment to counter-terrorism bill for aid workers

Published: December 13, 2018

Following concerns raised by aid organisations regarding the UK’s draft Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill, the House of Lords passed an amendment to exempt aid workers from prosecution under this new law for entering or remaining in areas where extremist groups operate.

The bill makes it an offence for nationals and residents of the UK to enter or remain in countries and regions designated by the Home Office unless they prove they have a “reasonable excuse” for visiting the area.

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