Little Red Blogger

This blog looks at radical politics(with a libertarian socialist slant), music and culture. Marx to Mises, Girls Aloud to Steve Reich...

Location: Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Maybe All is Not Lost, A Bad Law Gets Challenged

Welcome news in the Independent today as lawers for the terrorist suspects placed under house arrest are set to challenge the terms of their confinement. Then men's lawyers are set to challenge the house arrest laws as untenable under European Human Rights law. This is no suprise to anyone with any knowlege of human rights legislation or British law. The 'control orders' clearly contrevene rights to a fair trial and will be challenged in court on this basis. So the government will loose yet again and be forced into a humiliating climbdown. . It is hard then to see what the government will do next if its hastily cobbled together house arrest laws are struck down again as there do not seem to be any viable alternatives(I hope!)