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Babar Ahmad decision is stunning - SACC

SACC is stunned by the Law Lords decision on Monday not to hear Babar Ahmad's appeal against extradition to the US. In December last year the High Court in London, despite rejecting Babar Ahmad's appeal, gave certification for his case to be taken to the House of Lords. But the Law Lords ruled on Monday that the two points of Law presented to them were not matters of "public importance" and hence rejected the appeal.

The decision means that Babar Ahmad's transfer to the US is no longer an extradition. It is an extraordinary rendition - a transfer outside the rule of law.

But the decision is even more serious than that. It means that Britain's justice system has been decapitated. We no longer have an effective court of last resort. That means that we no longer have a justice system at all.

Full Statement from SACC