Sher and others v United Kingdom (App. No. 5201/11)

Human rights – Right to liberty and security. The European Court of Human Rights held that there had been no violation of art 5(4) of the European Convention on Human Rights in proceedings leading to the grant of warrants for the applicants' further detention under Sch 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000, in particular, absent express legislative provisions for the appointment of a special advocate. Further, search warrants issued could not be described as excessively wide and they had been necessary in a democratic society, within the meaning of art 8(2) of the Convention.

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