Babar Ahmad can appeal to Lords

Babar Ahmad can appeal to Lords
High Court gives certification for the House of Lords

On Tuesday 19th December 2006, The High Court in London gave certification for two points of law, that are of public importance, to be taken to the House of Lords. These points of law were submitted by Babar's legal team following the appeal at the High Court on 30th November 2006. The next step is for Babar's legal team to petition the House of Lords to hear the case, which must be done within the next 14 days. The two points of law concerned Military Detention and Rendition.

If the House of Lords choose not to hear the appeal, then the last appeal stage is to the European Court of Human Rights. Failing that, extradition is a real possibilty within a short space of time, as previous cases have shown.

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