Wednesday, 10 June 2009

MCB on 'Secret Evidence'

Muslim Council of Britain, MCB Welcomes Law Lords' Ruling Over the Use of Secret Evidence, 10 Jun 09

“The use of secret evidence in obtaining sanction for restriction on one’s liberty offends fundamental norms of civilized justice. However this offensive and immoral practice has been allowed to take root in our much-respected legal system on the basis that the security of the country demanded it. The highest court of our land has now ruled that this practice is unlawful and it must stop. We urge the government to accept without any reservation this powerful and well reasoned judgment of the House of Lords and ensure that the fundamental human right to fair trial is never compromised under any circumstances”, said Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain. "