Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1999] All ER (D) 1170
Court: House of Lords
Judge:

28 October 1999

Representation Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC and Ben Emmerson (instructed by B M Birnberg & Co) for the respondent Kebilene.
  Geoffrey Robertson QC and Timothy Owen (instructed by B M Birnberg & Co) for the respondent Rechachi.
  David Pannick QC, Robert Weatherup QC and the Attorney General (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Judgment Dates: 1 January 1970

Catchwords

Criminal law - Prosecution for terrorist offences - Director of Public Prosecutions deciding to consent to institution of proceedings against applicants - Discretion of director to prosecute during interim period between enactment of Human Rights Act and bringing into force of provisions - Jurisdiction of court to review director's exercise of discretion - , - Human Rights Act 1998 - European Convention of Human Rights, art 6(2).

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