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UK law lords rule against indefinite detention of foreign suspects

Indefinite detention of foreign suspects is disproportionate and discriminatory found the House of Lords on 16 December. The Lords were hearing a legal challenge against the detention, without trial, of 11 foreign nationals detained under the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001 that was passed shortly after 11 September 2001. The Lords also issued a declaration of incompliance with the European Convention on Human Rights.

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