Al Jedda involved the indefinite detention of a dual British/Iraqi citizen in a Basra facility run by British forces. In 2007, the House of Lords ruled unanimously that the detention was lawful because the UK government had been authorised by UN Security Council resolution 1546. JUSTICE had intervened in the case before the House of Lords and (in January 2006) in the Court of Appeal.
On 7 July 2011, the Grand Chamber held that the Security Council resolution did not displace the UK government’s obligations to protect the right to liberty under Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
JUSTICE’s JUSTICE’s submissions in Al Jedda before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.