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15:00 Dec 17, 2005
English to German translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Government / Politics
English term or phrase:twin-track
The House of Lords Judicial Committee ruled in 2004 that the indefinite detention without charge or trial of foreigners suspected of terrorism was incompatible with the U.K.’s Human Rights Act. In reply, the U.K. government announced a *“twin-track”* set of alternatives to indefinite detention. This includes recourse to “control orders” that restrict the activities of any person who is a terror suspect and the use of “diplomatic assurances” to deport to their home countries foreign nationals who would be at risk of torture or ill-treatment upon return,