14 October 2004
Judge Zaoui Under Court of Appeal Rules
The Council of Trade Unions today joined the call for Ahmed Zaoui to be judged under the rules laid down by the recent Court of Appeal decision.
The Government has indicated its intention to appeal last week’s Court of Appeal judgment which required the Inspector-General to take into account Zaoui’s human rights in making his decision in the case.
“The CTU has been concerned for some time that Ahmed Zaoui is being held in prison without charge, and is subject to a flawed and unfair process,” said CTU president Ross Wilson.
“It is fundamental that the Inspector-General should have to take into account Zaoui’s human rights and the Court of Appeal decision should be acted on without further delay.
“It is understandable that our Government should be concerned about national security but all the judicial bodies which have considered the case so far, including the Refugee Status Appeal Authority and the Court of Appeal, have been clearly of the view that Mr Zaoui poses no significant threat.”