Britain asks UN to support deportation of suspected militants

Britain asks UN to support deportation of suspected militants

[JURIST] UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke [official profile] urged the UN on Tuesday to support Britain's efforts to deport suspected militants [JURIST report] to countries believed to engage in torture. Clarke's made the call in response to statements UN Special Rapporteur on Torture [official website] Manfred Nowak, who last month urged Britain [JURIST report] not to deport any extremists to such countries. Britain is trying to make bilateral agreements with various countries that they not torture deportees once they arrive in their home jurisdiction. In seeking UN support for the UK initiative, Clarke noted that the European Court of Justice has already implemented safeguards against deportation to countries engaged in torture. Reuters has more.