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UK urges rights court reform

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke will chair a Council of Europe meeting in Brighton that is looking at ways to reform the European Court of Human Rights.

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Reforming the way Europe handles human rights

The row over the deportation of Abu Qatada is set to be reignited again today as Britain tries to secure a deal on reforms that will see European human rights judges intervene less in British affairs.

The Justice Secretary, Kenneth Clarke Credit: Reuters

The Justice Secretary Ken Clarke is hosting a conference of representatives of the 47 member nations of the Council of Europe in Brighton. Mr Clarke will try and find agreement among the Council which oversees human rights, democracy and law across all member nations.

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