Risk of 'flagrant denial of justice' in Abu Qatada case

Appeal Judges upheld a decision made in November by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC):

SIAC was entitled to conclude that there is a real risk that the impugned statements will be admitted in evidence at a retrial and that, in consequence, there is a real risk of a flagrant denial of justice.

Lord Dyson, Lord Justice Richards and Lord Justice Elias said the court accepted that Qatada "is regarded as a very dangerous person", but that was not "a relevant consideration" under human rights laws.

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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.