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Consensus Builds for Interpol Reform

Alex Tinsley | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Tinsley

It is unsurprising to see PACE, which brings together all these countries (along with the US and Canada as observers), taking an interest in the issue. Able to speak on behalf of all the key countries - both those generating exiles and those giving them refuge - it is well placed to inform INTERPOL of the risks and recommend appropriate reforms.

Interpol Red Notices and the Rights of Refugees

Alex Tinsley | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Tinsley

As the recent cases of Sayed Abdel Latif and Mukhtar Ablyazov have showed, the increasing recourse to Interpol's systems is having a dramatic impact upon the institution of asylum, leaving some important unanswered questions about how Red Notices affect refugees.

Home Secretary Delivers Much-Needed Safeguards on Extradition

Jago Russell | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jago Russell

As the Home Secretary announced the long-awaited decision on the UK's future involvement in 133 EU police and criminal justice measures, the focus for many, including Fair Trials International and many of our clients, was the approach to one particular measure which has been the source of extensive debate in the UK and across the Europe.

Petr Silaev and the Abuse of Interpol

Jago Russell | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK
Jago Russell

This week Fair Trials has called on Interpol to stop its networks being used to pursue Petr Silaev. But this alone is not enough. Petr has already suffered arrest and detention and his case is only the tip of the iceberg. Interpol needs to look again at its systems so that it can weed out abuses before the damage is done.

Secret Courts: Un-British, Second-Class Justice

Neil Durkin | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Last night I ... tuned into the BBC's coverage of the House of Lords debate on the Justice and Security Bill via Democracy Live's excellent website. (Yeah, I know, online parliamentary debates are the new rock 'n' roll). Anyway, here's the short version of what happened: the government won, human rights lost.

Theresa May's Announcement on Reforming Extradition Arrangements Long Overdue and Most Welcome

Jago Russell | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jago Russell

The bigger issue, by far, in these US/UK cases is the question of why people are being sent to the US to face trial rather than being prosecuted in British courts.

The News of the World: no Wonder They Hated Human Rights...

Shami Chakrabarti | Posted 07.09.2011 | UK Politics
Shami Chakrabarti

Any dangerous attempts at state censorship of the press should rightly be resisted with the help of Article 10, which guarantees free speech. But whatever happens in the future, press tirades against our modern British Bill of Rights - the Human Rights Act, which protects dignity, equal treatment and fairness for everyone - will ring rather hollow from now on.