HOUSE OF LORDS SESSION 2005–06 [2005] UKHL 71 on appeal from: [2004] EWCA Civ 1123 OPINIONS OF THE LORDS OF APPEAL FOR JUDGMENT IN THE CAUSE A (FC) and others (FC) (Appellants) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (2004) A and others (Appellants) (FC) and others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (Conjoined Appeals) Appellate Committee Lord Bingham of Cornhill Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead Lord Hoffmann Lord Hope of Craighead Lord Rodger of Earlsferry Lord Carswell Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood Counsel Appellants: Respondents: Ben Emmerson QC Ian Burnett QC Philippe Sands QC Philip Sales Raza Husain Robin Tam Danny Friedman Jonathan Swift (Instructed by Birnberg Peirce and Partners (Instructed by Treasury Solicitor) and Tyndallwoods, Birmingham) Interveners Sir Sydney Kentridge QC, Colin Nicholls QC, Timothy Otty, Sudhanshu Swaroop and Colleen Hanley (Instructed by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) for the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and two other interveners. Keir Starmer QC, Nicholas Grief, Mark Henderson, Joseph Middleton, Peter Morris and Laura Dubinsky (Instructed by Leigh Day & Co) for Amnesty International and thirteen other interveners . Hearing dates: 17, 18, 19 and 20 October 2005 ON THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER 2005

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