A v Secretary of State for the Home Dept number TWO


Eight applicants were certified as a threat to public security in 2001. They were locked up on the word of the Home Secretary. The security services had given him information leading him to believe that these men should be detained.

The Special Immigration Appeals Commission looked at the certificates. It determined whether each person was a risk to public security.

The SIAC must act on lawfully obtained info

the utilisation of torture obtained info in a ticking bomb situation os acceptable but not for legal proceedings

use of information arising from inhumane treatment is forbodden for two reasons

  • the infomaiton is suspet
  • it is inherently unethica;

Therefore the information has to be disregarded.



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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