Clarke: Europe must trade civil liberties for security

Thursday, 8 September 2005, 2:37 AM EST

British Home Secretary Charles Clarke has warned that European citizens will have to accept that civil liberties may have to be bartered away in exchange for protection from terrorists and organised criminals.

Speaking at the European Parliament, he said that the European Convention on Human Rights might need to be changed if judges in European courts did not recognise that the right to life was more important that concerns about privacy.

By Lucy Sherriff at The Register.

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