In the Media

Judges ready to defy ministers over terror deportations

PUBLISHED September 13, 2005

Senior judges are preparing to face down what they see as ministerial pressure over the proposed deportation of foreign terror suspects under the government's controversial security measures in the wake of the London attacks.

The judges, who could ultimately decide on deportations, have told the Guardian that they will not rubber stamp decisions to deport suspects under the human rights deal struck with Jordan and sought with other countries such as Algeria. They say they will look at each case, studying the history and current situation in the particular country, before deciding on the risk to the individual.