Defeating terrorism is not about abandoning human rights for the sake of expediency
Published 25/07/2016 | 17:46
On July 4, the High Court granted the Irish authorities permission to deport a man suspected of terrorism in spite of the very real risk that he would be tortured if returned to Jordan.
The subsequent deportation of this man, who cannot be named for legal reasons but is known as WS, is troubling on many fronts.
Firstly, it represents a serious and deeply worrying departure from the Irish State's attitude toward the absolute ban on torture.