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Judges 'could get detention veto'

PUBLISHED October 17, 2005

Strengthening the role of judges could be key to a deal on allowing terror suspects to be held for up to 90 days without charge, Lord Falconer says.

The constitutional affairs secretary told BBC One's Sunday AM that judges could be given the power to order the release of a suspect at any time.
This would provide the safeguard critics want that the powers would not be misused, he said.