News Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, after their wedding on April 29, 2011. Royal wedding protesters lost their court appeal on Wednesday 22 January after they accused the Metropolitan Police of

The 20 individuals had accused the Metropolitan Police of Prince "suppressing anti-monarchist sentiment"

Abu Hamza lodges extradition appeal

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza has lodged an appeal over his extradition from the UK to America with Europe's human rights judges, the Home Office said today.

Ed Balls' hand has been strengthened by the double-dip recession

David Cameron to fight prison voting plan

David Cameron put the UK on collision course with Europe today as he signalled he will fight plans forcing the UK to give prisoners voting rights.

Julian Assange would not reveal where today's emails had come from

Julian Assange sex case ruling due next week

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will find out next week if he is to be extradited to Sweden to face sex crime allegations.

Qatada will now take his legal battle back to the British courts after failing in Strasbourg

May did get Qatada date wrong (but she'll deport him anyway)

Radical cleric was within his rights to appeal to European court – but judges reject his case

Strasbourg to consider Abu Qatada case

Abu Qatada’s last-minute attempt to appeal against deportation will be considered today by the European Court of Human Rights.

Failed attempts to deport Qatada have cost nearly £1million

Repeated failed attempts to deport radical cleric Abu Qatada have cost nearly £1million in legal fees, the Government confirmed.

Al-Qa'ida offer UK hostage swap for Qatada release

Al Qa'ida has offered to free a British hostage if the radical cleric Abu Qatada is released by the UK, a statement claimed today.

Qatada as he was driven back from a Special Immigration Appeals Hearing at the High Court yesterday

David Cameron says Abu Qatada’s deportation appeal deadline was ‘repeatedly checked’

The Home Office “repeatedly checked” the deadline for Abu Qatada’s appeal against deportation with the European Court of Human Rights, David Cameron claimed today.

Qatada as he was driven back from a Special Immigration Appeals Hearing at the High Court yesterday

Abu Qatada appeal 'just in time' says Council of Europe

Abu Qatada's appeal to European human rights judges against deportation to Jordan may have been lodged “just in time”, according to advice from the Council of Europe.

Clarke clashes with court chief over rights reforms

Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke clashed with the president of the European Court of Human Rights today as he declared that it would undergo “substantial reforms”.

Abu Qatada is driven away after being refused bail at Tuesday's hearing

Carry on Qatada: Home Office fails to deport radical preacher

Farcical blunder allows terror cleric to stay in UK

'No crisis' about foreign judges

There is no "great constitutional crisis about foreign judges trying to ride roughshod over British law", a justice minister involved in talks to reform Europe's human rights court said today.

Leading article: Abu Qatada's hard case is making for good law

Theresa May has been wise not to defy the judgment of the European Court
Abu Hamza: Unlike the five others wanted by the US, Hamza has been charged and convicted in the UK courts for soliciting murder and inciting hatred. The US wants to extradite him on charges of organising a spate of hostage taking in Yemen which led to the deaths of four people. He is also wanted for allegedly trying to set up a terror training camp in Oregon

Battle ends with Hamza heading for a US prison

After years of argument that put Europe's legal authority on trial, a court in Strasbourg sends the infamous preacher and a number of other terror suspects across the Atlantic

Abu Hamza is currently serving a seven-year sentence in Britain for soliciting to murder and inciting racial hatred.

Court rejects claims that extraditing Abu Hamza to the US would breach his human rights

Radical Islamic preacher Abu Hamza and four other terrorism suspects can be lawfully extradited to the USA, human rights judges ruled today.

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