Othman Abu Qatada v United Kingdom 20012


Abu Qatada was a Jordianian who was twice convicted in Jordan in absentia of terrorist activity.

He was granted in asylum on the basis that he faced totrute in his homeland.

The UK sought to send him to stand trial in Jordan. A memorandum of understanfing was signed with Jordan.

The ECHR said this was not good enough.  He could not be sent to Jrodan because of the chance he would suffer inhumane treatment.

Abu Qatada was sent to Jordan to go on trial. He could not be tried using evidence form others otained bu mistreament

In the end his trial was abandoned in 2014.



About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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