The Convention on Modern Liberty – A call to all concerned with attacks on our fundamental rights and freedoms under pressure from counter terrorism, financial breakdown and the database state.
” (…) New Labour’s sins in the war on terror are catching up with it. And it’s not only officials, but politicians, up to and including Tony Blair, who could be in the legal frame as a result of British collusion with torture, “extraordinary rendition” – illegal abductions to third countries – and “ghost” prisons.
No doubt a battery of state powers and immunities will be deployed to head off such humiliation. But as this week’s chilling International Commission of Jurists’ report on the counter-terrorist free-for-all put it: “The framework of international law is being undermined … the US and UK have led that undermining.” (…)”
Seumas Milne, The Guardian, Thursday 19 February 2009