The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Britain had the right to extradite five suspected terrorists to the United States but only after all court procedures had been exhausted.

On the European court's website, documents relating to the case of the five men are seen here. The court decided there would not be a violation of the European human rights code and Judges rejected the men's claims they could face prison conditions and jail terms.

One of the five suspects whose extradition was approved is Abu Hamza, a militant cleric who faces 11 terrorist charges.

The ruling is a boost for the Government, who were hampered by the Men's human rights claims,although the court stressed it only becomes final after three months, if there is no further appeal. Home Secretary Theresa May welcomed the decision and said the suspects would be handed over "as quickly as possible".