Monday, January 03, 2011

Britain Carrying 'Trademark of Despots'

A coalition of human rights organizations worldwide has condemned Britain for keeping in place one of the “most serious violations” of natural justice, namely 'control orders', which allows suspects to be put under home arrest through electronic tagging, depriving them from having a mobile phone or internet and imposing curfews on them without any trial.

The alliance includes British human rights group Liberty, the American Civil Liberties Union, Canadian Civil Liberties Union, the Kenya Human Rights Commission, Argentina's Centro de Estudios Legales Sociales and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union among others.

Liberty's director Shami Chakrabarti described the controversial regulations introduced in 2005 as an “international embarrassment”.'


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