The Human Rights of Hijackers
Ok, this is a really bizarre story. As reported here, “Nine Afghan asylum seekers who hijacked a plane at gunpoint to get to Britain should have been admitted to the country as genuine refugees and allowed to live and work here freely, the High Court ruled yesterday. In a decision that astonished and dismayed MPs, the Home Office was accused of abusing its powers by failing to give the nine formal permission to enter Britain, in breach of their human rights.”
An editorial in the Daily Telegraph lamenting the judgment and questioning Britain’s continued membership in the European Convention on Human Rights is here.