June 28, 2006

IS ENGLAND GOVERNED FROM LONDON OR PARIS?:

Human rights ruling leaves anti-terror law in tatters (Joshua Rozenberg and George Jones, 29/06/2006, Daily Telegraph)

The Government's anti-terrorism laws suffered a major setback yesterday when a High Court judge quashed control orders on six suspected Iraqi terrorists who had been under house arrest for 18 hours a day.

Mr Justice Sullivan ruled that restrictions imposed on the men's liberty by the Home Office were so severe that they breached article 5 of the European convention on human rights, which prohibits detention without trial.

The ruling left the Government's control order regime in tatters and threatened a fresh confrontation between ministers and the judiciary over the interpretation of the convention.


Thus are contradictions forced.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 28, 2006 10:26 PM
Comments

They may kill us and our wives and our kids, but dammit, they won't be able to say we weren't the more ethical side!!

Victory most sweet.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at June 29, 2006 2:09 AM

Did I say we were the most ethical side?

Foolish me.

Should have said we deserve every last bit of it. As it says in the Good Book, "Pursue Justice". Kudos to the High Court for enabling Justice to be pursued.

(Maybe that'll learn us to leave those poor tyrants alone and turn th'other cheek, when---of course, justifiedly---attacked.)

Posted by: Barry Meislin at June 29, 2006 3:33 AM

Reality forces contradictions.

Posted by: jd watson [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 29, 2006 6:07 AM
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