‘Then there’s our own Belfast Agreement, into which the Human Rights Act is woven. The latter’s repudiation would breach international treaty obligations, specifically in relation to the British-Irish Agreement that underpins the agreement.’ Photograph: Getty Images

It is a surprising, albeit deliberate, common feature of the Tories’ plans for UK disengagement from both the EU and the European Court of Human Right(...)

Former attorney general of England and Wales Dominic Grieve, who  said  Britain risks “serious international reputational damage” with a proposal to allow MPs a veto over rulings made by the European Court of Human Rights. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA

The fire alarm went off thunderously in the early hours of a morning in Exeter College in Oxford a few years ago, forcing out of bed those who had gat(...)

A handout photo issued by the Ministry of Defence of Abu Qatada  at RAF Northolt in West London boarding a private flight bound for Jordan. Photograph: PA

Radical cleric Abu Qatada has been deported from Britain to Jordan to stand trial on terrorism charge.In a statement on the British government website(...)

The British government lost its long-running legal battle to deport radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The British government has lost its long-running legal battle to deport radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, who is wanted in his native Jordan af(...)