Britain Has Paid out Millions to Criminals in Human Rights Cases

Hayley Dixon, Telegraph (London), October 7, 2013

Britain has lost 202 cases in the European Court of Human Rights including to murderers, terrorists, paedophiles and rapists, resulting in payouts of £4.4 million, it has emerged.

The taxpayer funded compensation awarded by Strasbourg judges since 1998 averages at around £22,000 a head, and recipients have included British double agent George Blake and extremist cleric Abu Hamza.

The figures, released by the House of Commons and seen by the Daily Mail, have increased pressure on the Government to pull out of the European Convention in order to reform human rights law.

Blake, who was jailed for 42 years after betraying up to 40 MI6 agents to the Soviet Union, some of whom were executed, was paid £4,700 after Britain was found to have breached his right to freedom of expression by preventing him publishing a memoir of his treachery.

Qatada, once described by a judge as “Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe”, who finally left the country earlier this year, was paid £2,000 when the court ruled he was unlawfully detained.

Kirk Dickson, who kicked a man to death because he would not give him a cigarette, was awarded £18,000 after the court ruled he was refused the right to father a child through artificial insemination.

Barrister Rupert Massey, jailed for six years for abusing three boys over a 14 year period, received a payout of £5,496 after judges found he had suffered “distress and frustration” because of the “unreasonable” length of the four-year proceedings against him.

IRA killer Liam Averill, who was dubbed Mrs Doubtfire after escaping from the Maze prison in drag in 1997, was awarded £5,000 in 2000, whilst still on the run, because he had not been given a lawyer for 24 hours after his arrest.

Mustafa Abdi, a Somali national who was jailed for eight years in 1998 for rape and indecency with a child, received damages of £7,237 after judges ruled he was unlawfully detained for two-and-a-half years as he awaited deportation.

Tory MP Philip Davies, who obtained the figures, said that it was “an absolutely scandalous waste of money”.

He added: “I’m not aware of my decent law-abiding constituents running off to the European Court of Human Rights. It is a charter for illegal immigrants and criminals.”

He called for the Human Rights Act to be scrapped and for Britain to leave the ECHR “as soon as possible”.

The Government is forced to defend cases which are taken to Strasbourg when the complainant fails to get the answer they want in the British courts.

This means that the Government, and therefore the taxpayer, is liable even when dispute involved a private company.

After being ordered to pay rapist Robert Greens £4,230 as he complained about prisoners not having the vote, Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, has ordered a review into whether the convention should be dropped in favour of a new Bill of Rights, in which the Supreme Court is the ultimate arbitrator.

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  • MekongDelta69

    How do you say, “gibsmedat” with an English accent?!

  • £4.4 million? That’s nothing compared to Pigford, or piggyfest as it should be called.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Or “niggyfest?”

  • A Freespeechzone

    That’s what you get when there is no death penalty….ongoing lawsuits to extort money from the system.

    No sympathies for the UK…..

  • Spartacus

    “Mustafa Abdi, a Somali national who was jailed for eight years in 1998
    for rape and indecency with a child, received damages of £7,237 after
    judges ruled he was unlawfully detained for two-and-a-half years as he
    awaited deportation.”

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    Make the judge share a cell with that groid !

  • bigone4u

    Britain and the EU have lost their moral compass. The taxpayers had to work hard to earn the money given to thugs and misfits. That’s wrong.

    • ZeitTrash

      Not just the UK and the EU but all of the West. It’s the same Frankfurt School death-bomb going off in all Western countries in slightly different ways. The US, Sweden, Australia – you name it. Every Western country is committing suicide like this in one way or another.

      America’s open southern border, Sweden taking in huge amounts of Iraqis, Somalis, etc., the Netherlands approaching majority Muslim…And the terrible thing is, most people in the West either still don’t have a clue as to what’s going on or they’re too intimidated and afraid to speak openly and honestly about the terrible reality staring us in the face.

    • M&S

      A country which doesn’t reproduce in adequate numbers to give another generation the sense of continuity of their own lifestyles as the ‘living mergence’ of present and future for their people, loses the will to think of their environment as something they own/dominant/are invested in.
      Which means they don’t take violent exception to others of their own giving it away to outsiders.
      Figure out why whites aren’t having kids and indeed /don’t believe/ in kids as the surest sign of belonging to a group destiny.
      Importing outsiders to replace us is the symptom. Lack of population count to sustain the economic and martial traditions of our society after ‘winning’ two World Wars predates the current push to destroy us with ethnic exogroups.

  • leftists are delusional

    Leftists are mentally ill in addition their delusions.

  • Brian

    Kirk Dickson, who kicked a man to death because he would not give him a
    cigarette, was awarded £18,000 after the court ruled he was refused the
    right to father a child through artificial insemination.

    Still sounds like a bargain to the taxpayer.

  • mobilebay

    I’m curious. What do the royals think of the invasion? And is Prince Charles as nutty as he seems to be with talking to plants and such? We have plenty of those too.

    • Sick of it

      The royals support the entire agenda. Not just the royals in Britain either.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    Because like the Mongols and Muslims who massacred my ancestors time and time again in an effort to exterminate them, your political leaders are doing the same thing. They are being much more underhanded and slow than hordes of Mongols who invaded Kiev and killed every last person there. But the end result will be the same for native white Britons unless a stop is put to this, even if that takes a very violent revolution.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    More like dispossessing then exterminating white people. That is where this will end.