Magee and others v United Kingdom (App. Nos. 26289/12, 29062/12 and 29891/12)

Human rights – Right to liberty and security. The applicant Irish nationals were arrested on suspicion of involvement in murder in Northern Ireland, under s 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, and their detention was repeatedly extended. They complained of breach of art 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The European Court of Human Rights held that there was no breach of art 5(3) of the Convention. The applicants had been brought promptly before a judicial officer who had had adequate jurisdiction to review the lawfulness of their detention and the power to order their release. Further, it had not been necessary that any consideration be given to their conditional release.

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