SAADI v. THE UNITED KINGDOM JUDGMENT 1 In the case of Saadi v. the United Kingdom, The European Court of Human Rights, sitting as a Grand Chamber composed of: Jean-Paul Costa, President, Christos Rozakis, Nicolas Bratza, Boštjan M. Zupančič, Peer Lorenzen, Françoise Tulkens, Nina Vajić, Margarita Tsatsa-Nikolovska, Snejana Botoucharova, Anatoly Kovler, Elisabeth Steiner, Lech Garlicki, Khanlar Hajiyev, Dean Spielmann, Ineta Ziemele, Isabelle Berro-Lefèvre, Päivi Hirvelä, judges, and Michael O'Boyle, Deputy Registrar. Having deliberated in private on 16 May and 5 December 2007, Delivers the following judgment, which was adopted on the last-mentioned date: PROCEDURE 1. The case originated in an application (no. 13229/03) against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) by an Iraqi national, Mr Shayan Baram Saadi (“the applicant”), on 18 April 2003. 2. The applicant was represented by Messrs Wilson & Co., solicitors practising in London. The United Kingdom Government (“the Government”) were represented by their Agent, Mr J. Grainger, Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 3. The applicant alleged that he had been detained in breach of Articles 5 § 1 and 14 of the Convention, and that he had not been given adequate reasons for the detention, contrary to Article 5 § 2. 4. The application was allocated to the Fourth Section of the Court (Rule 52 § 1 of the Rules of Court). On 27 September 2005 it was declared admissible by a Chamber of that Section composed of the following judges:

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