Murderer told he would spend life behind bars has become the first Briton to appeal against tariff in European court
Further to Rupert Cornwell's obituary of Emilio Colombo (4 July), early in 1976 as prime minister of Italy – flanked by his friend Aldo Moro, then foreign secretary and soon to be brutally murdered by terrorists – Colombo came to a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party to beg us to send a delegation to the indirectly elected European Parliament, writes Tam Dalyell. Later, as president of that body, he developed excellent relations with the leader of the British Labour delegation, the former foreign secretary Michael Stewart, and with James Scott-Hopkins, who led the Conservatives.
Voting rights expire after 15 years for British citizens living abroad
Theresa May intensified her attack on European judges today for blocking Abu Qatada's deportation to Jordan as she disclosed that the radical preacher could be prosecuted in Britain.
In a last ditch attempt to have his whole life tariff declared “inhuman and degrading”, Jeremy Bamber's case came before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights
Killer Jeremy Bamber and two other murderers today continued their court battle against “whole-life” jail terms, which give prisoners no chance of release.
The radical cleric Abu Qatada will find out tomorrow if he is to be deported to Jordan to face terror charges.
Some of the evidence against terror suspect Abu Qatada, who is fighting deportation to Jordan to face a retrial, is “extremely thin” the immigration judge hearing his case said today.
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.
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.
Farcical blunder allows terror cleric to stay in UK
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
A radical Muslim cleric accused of posing a grave threat to Britain's national security will be released on bail within days, an immigration judge ruled today.
Campaigners fear EU's most vulnerable citizens will be at risk. By Nigel Morris
David Cameron will today warn that the European Court of Human Rights is in danger of becoming "swamped with an endless backlog" of cases and sidetracked into dealing with relatively petty applications.
It is unfortunate that the issue of prisoners' votes has been used as a springboard for attack