UK anti-terror efforts hobbled by European convention

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Sky News reports:

A senior judge has quashed control orders made against six men under the Government's anti—terror legislation.

A judge said the orders were incompatible with the European Convention On Human Rights.

Mr Justice Sullivan, sitting at the High Court in London, said the orders went against Article 5 of the Convention which forbids indefinite detention without trial.

The six men, believed to be one British citizen and five Iraqis, had been placed under severe restrictions in line with the control orders.

The decision means the Government has now suffered a High Court "double whammy" in its attempts to legislate to fight terror.

One doesn't have to travel to Euro—Disney World to find Fantasy Land. The grandees of the "New Europe" live in a separate dimension where terrorists are entitled to the full range of protections accorded criminal defendants. They have plenty of company oin this side of the Atlantic, too.

Hat tip: Joseph Crowley

Thomas Lifson   6 29 06

Sky News reports:

A senior judge has quashed control orders made against six men under the Government's anti—terror legislation.

A judge said the orders were incompatible with the European Convention On Human Rights.

Mr Justice Sullivan, sitting at the High Court in London, said the orders went against Article 5 of the Convention which forbids indefinite detention without trial.

The six men, believed to be one British citizen and five Iraqis, had been placed under severe restrictions in line with the control orders.

The decision means the Government has now suffered a High Court "double whammy" in its attempts to legislate to fight terror.

One doesn't have to travel to Euro—Disney World to find Fantasy Land. The grandees of the "New Europe" live in a separate dimension where terrorists are entitled to the full range of protections accorded criminal defendants. They have plenty of company oin this side of the Atlantic, too.

Hat tip: Joseph Crowley

Thomas Lifson   6 29 06