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May signs Jordan Qatada treaty

The Home Secretary Theresa May has said she had signed "fair trial guarantees" with Jordan that she believes will reassure British courts that torture evidence would not be used against Abu Qatada, allowing his deportation from the UK.

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Theresa May: 'Stop human rights legislation interfering'

Theresa May's challenge against the decision to allow Abu Qatada to stay in the UK will be heard by three court judges today. The Home Secretary said:

We need to stop human rights legislation interfering with our ability to fight crime and control immigration.

That's why, as our last manifesto promised, the next Conservative government will scrap the Human Rights Act, and it's why we should also consider very carefully our relationship with the European Court of Human Rights and the convention it enforces.

When Strasbourg constantly moves the goalposts and prevents the deportation of dangerous men like Abu Qatada, we have to ask ourselves to what end are we signatories to the convention?

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