European decision on Terrorist Detention and Search Warrants

26.10.15 | |

Judgment has been received by the European Court of Human Rights in relation to the pre-charge detention regime under Schedule 8 of the Terrorism Act 2000, and in relation to the width of search warrants executed in the operation. The case arises from Operation Pathway, the terrorist investigation in Manchester in 2009. The investigation was notorious because of the resignation of Bob Quick, the Assistant Commissioner for Special Operations, who was photographed entering 10 Downing Street with confidential documents on view, and for the fact that no criminal prosecutions were brought. Rupert Bowers QC was instructed by Alias Yousaf of Chambers solicitors.


To read the judgement please see here. To read the press release please see here

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