UK: Special Immigration Appeals Tribunal says defendant can be sent back to Algeria


Guardian coverage:

"Row as judges back Blair in key terror case" (link)

and

"Y, the bookshop worker held to be a national security threat" (link)

His lawyer, Gareth Peirce, comments:

"A year ago Tony Blair said the rules of the game had changed and they would deport refugees to countries that they knew used torture, but they would not do it unless we have a memorandum of understanding and an independent monitoring group. Now one year later, there is no memorandum of understanding and no monitoring group in place. The government are saying they are not necessary and today the court has endorsed that."

Amnesty press release on decision (link)

Amnesty International on memorandums of understanding with third countries (link)

 

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