Rights body threatens to bring legal challenge on 42-day detention – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The government’s human rights watchdog last night served notice that it will immediately launch a legal challenge to the government’s plan to extend the pre-charge detention limit to 42 days if it reaches the statute book. The Equality and Human Rights Commission, chaired by Trevor Phillips, backed its claim by publishing legal advice from Matrix Chambers that the extended limit would violate the European convention on human rights.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2008

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