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UK: High Court rules control orders illegal

On 28 June, a UK High Court judge quashed control orders against six individuals, holding that the restrictions amounted to a deprivation of liberty in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The control orders regime, introduced by the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, allows the executive to place far-reaching restrictions on the movement, communication and employment of terrorist suspects. This follows a High Court decision in April, which found that the low level of judicial scrutiny over decisions to make control orders was a violation of the right to a fair trial.

Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 Press Article