The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill is being debated today in the House of Commons.
The CHIS bill has been put before the Commons by British Home Secretary Priti Patel.
Said the Waterside Councillor: “Today the British parliament will discuss legislation that, if passed, would permit MI5 and police agents to break the law without fear of prosecution.
“This is the British Government placing agents above the rule of law and giving a green light to carry out serious crimes which could include murder.
“Ironically, the British Government has given a commitment that agents will comply with the EU Human Rights Act – however, this is the same Human Rights Act that the British Government have indicated that they plan to dismantle as part of their manic Brexit.
“In Ireland, we know that this amnesty for agents is nothing new.
“Throughout the conflict, British state agents were allowed to carry out countless killings – many under direction of intelligence agencies, RUC and the British Government itself.
“No one should be above the rule of law.
“British state agents must be accountable for their crimes,” added Councillor Jackson.