As England is adequately at war with terrorists, human rights laws must be ‘modernised’ to adapt with the threat, he added.
The Home Office has over and again conflicted with judges over endeavors to extradite remote fear suspects what’s more, plans to confine suspects for 90 days without charge.
And Dr Reid told a G6 summit of the six biggest EU members, that the qualification in worldwide law between human rights in wartime what’s more, in peace is outdated.
He said: “We require to work to modernize the law – still ensuring human rights what’s more, still giving value what’s more, justice, be that as it may reflecting the reality of the clashes we presently face.”
He said that customary wars, for which arrangement is made in global law, are not at all like “the clashes which we presently watch in the Balkans, Afghanistan or, on the other hand Iraq”.
Of the risk of Al Qaeda since the September 11 assaults in 2001, he said: “We are all having trouble adjusting to this new circumstance for which not one or the other the law of war, as beforehand defined, nor the ordinary common law is especially outlined or, then again well-suited.
“Unless we address this hole we are likely to be pushed in two contending directions. Either to look for ways around the law to protect our subjects … or, on the other hand the push all of us in the EU saw as of late on version [referring to dread suspects flown through Britain].
“Or, instead, to take after the law to the letter what’s more, along these lines fail…to ensure the open through, for example, our failure to extradite psychological oppressor suspects.”
But Scratch Clegg, the LibDem home undertakings spokesman, said: “This Government’s record on everything from 90-day detainment without charge to control orders, recommends pastors have been content to acknowledge a rough trade-off of freedom in the name of security.”