Judges to consider Abu Qatada case

Europe's human rights judges will meet today to consider whether Jordanian terror suspect Abu Qatada's appeal over deportation should be allowed to go ahead.

Five judges will hold talks on whether the case should be heard by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

However, they may not reach their final decision today and, even if they do, they may not announce it until later, a spokesman for the court said.

They are also unlikely ever to reveal any reasons for their decision.