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PUBLISHED June 13, 2005

It's official. We are now living in 'Asbo Nation'.

In a report deeply critical of Britain's human rights record, the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner, Alvaro Gil-Robles, said the 'naming and shaming' of people on antisocial behaviour orders was a breach of their human rights, and that children under 16 should not be put in custody for breaching them.
In a final swipe the commissioner suggested that the whole country was suffering from 'Asbomania'.