Abu Qatada: The unanswered questions

Outrage at the ruling that Abu Qatada will have to be freed on bail after nearly seven years of detention without charge is predictable. The Home Office has attacked the Special Immigration Appeals Commission’s decision, politicians have decried human rights laws and various commentators are demanding instant UK withdrawal from the European Convention.

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Court of Human Rights prefers British style justice to Jordanian law

17 January 2012

Today two high profile decisions from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg demonstrate contrasting faith in the legal system of the United Kingdom and distrust of Middle Eastern regimes where torture and evidence gained from it are widespread.

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Five actions for the festive season

2011 will go down in history as the year pro-democracy rebellions erupted across the Middle East. The hunger for basic rights and freedoms across the world should remind us all of the ever present need to protect and defend rights at home.

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The jury's out at the Jury's Inn

In the first of her blogs on Liberty's Fringe Meetings at the 2011 Party Conferences our Policy Director reports on the Liberal Democrats "Defending the Human Rights Act" in Birmingham...

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