13 March 2010

Pannick Too Laid Back

Pannick, QC gives us some analysis of the consequences for the 'security services' (whatever that means) following the Binyam Mohamed case in, "It's time to act: there must be effective supervision of the Security Services", a story in the Times.

"The sorry saga of the Binyam Mohamed litigation has required the judiciary to strip away evasions and half-truths by the Security Services that have inflicted a body blow on their own reputation."

But Pannick confines his analysis to the security services.

The problem is not one for the security services but for the State, especially with regard to issuing public interest immunity certificates.

After Matrix Churchill, after Binyam Mohamed how can the UK gov issue another PII certificate on the basis of information received from the security services?

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