“Terrorist lists” still above the law

01 August 2007
The EU's reform of its terrorist lists amounts to little more than window dressing. Secret intergovernmental committees continue to act as judge and executioner and those listed are denied their basic human rights. Until they are granted a fair hearing - in which the substantive allegations against them can be reviewed by a competent, impartial tribunal - the terrorist lists will continue to represent a legal vacuum and a betrayal of the EU's commitment to the rule of law.
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