Secret Courts must be defeated altogether

November 21, 2012

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Commenting on the Government’s defeat on some votes concerning the Secret Courts Bill in the House of Lords tonight, Reprieve’s Executive Director, Clare Algar said:

“This may appear to be a small step in the right direction, but the reality is that we still face the roll-out of secret courts across our civil justice system.

“Ultimately, the only way to safeguard our centuries-old tradition of open and equal justice is to kick out these dangerous plans for secret courts altogether.

“Otherwise, we will end up living in a country where politicians are able to put themselves above the law, and the Government cannot be held accountable through the courts.”


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