UK releases cleric Qatada after more than six years of detention without trial

In accordance with a European Court of Human Rights decision holding the UK could not deport Abu Qatada to Jordan for fear of denial of civil liberties and human rights violations, such as torture, immigration officials in the UK have released the Islamic cleric on bail after more than six years of detention without trial. This incident has caused a series of mixed reactions over the role of the European Court of Human Rights and the sometimes strained relationship between national security and due process and civil liberties. For a sense of this controversy, read more here; here; here; and here.

Category: Liberty and due process / Liberté et droits procéduraux, National security / Sécurité nationale


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