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Terrorism: Deportation

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made by the Government in its policy of seeking to persuade the European Court of Human Rights to reconsider its jurisprudence on the deportation of terrorist suspects in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement. (255248)

[holding answer 9 February 2009]: The Government’s submissions on this point were considered by the Grand Chamber of the Court in the context of the case of Saadi v. Italy. In its judgment (given on 28 February 2008), the Court rejected the Government’s arguments and reaffirmed the existing article 3 case law as set out in Chahal v. the UK.