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UK Considers Withdrawing from European Convention on Human Rights

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1:03 PM

In mid-March, I noted a speech by Home Secretary Theresa May, in which she advanced the idea that the UK should consider withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights.  As I noted then, the European Court on Human Rights had, again, blocked the deportation of Abu Qatada to Jordan.  Qatada, who is considered by . . .
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Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism/Immigraiton Policy in the UK

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 1:15 PM

The hits just keep coming today for me — a flood of useful things to post.  This one is about a speech that the UK Home Secretary, Theresa May, gave yesterday in which she proposed that the UK consider withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights. Some of the strictures of the ECHR have . . .
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Complexities in USG Covert Action to Supply Weapons to Syrian Rebels

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Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Last week I noted that U.S.-blessed Qatari arms shipments meant for Libyan rebels were diverted to Islamist terrorist groups in North Africa.  This morning’s papers imply the possibility of something similar happening in Syria.  The New York Times has a story on the Nusra Front, the al Qaeda-approved rebel group in Syria that is “a direct offshoot . . .
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European Court: UK Cannot Deport Abu Qatada to Jordan

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10:10 AM

The European Court of Human Rights has issued a ruling  (Othman (Abu Qatada) v. United Kingdom (E. Ct. Hum. Rts Jan. 17, 2012))  to the effect that the UK may not deport Omar Othman (better known as Abu Qatada, an extremist preacher long linked to al Qaeda) to Jordan, where he would face criminal charges.  . . .
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