"We cannot part with this case without paying tribute to the claimants\' legal advisers who although greatly outnumbered by the Secretary of State\'s legal team have persisted with their requests for disclosure skilfully and with commendable determination." (per Lord Justice Scott-Baker in  R (on the application of Al-Sweady and Others) v The Secretary of State for Defence [2009] EWHC 2387 (Admin)).
Lord Justice Scott-Baker
 
 

AFGHANS 'UNLAWFULLY HELD' BY UK FORCES AT CAMP BASTION

29/05/2013
Public Interest Lawyers are acting on behalf of eight detainees held without charge at the UK Temporary Holding Facility in Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan where it is thought up to 85 Afghans are being held. Our clients have been held for between 8 to 14 months without charge and without access to lawyers in clear breach of UK and international law. Applications for habeas corpus were issued on behalf of two of the men on 18 April 2013 and the Court has ordered a four day hearing from 23 July 2013.

 

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