It will now be up to the House of Lords -- the top appeal court -- to decide whether the judiciary has the right to intervene and force the government to reopen the sensitive inquiry, which was suspended when Tony Blair was prime minister.
Lord Justice Moses, who ordered the SFO to pay all court costs, said the case raised crucial questions that could best be resolved by the House of Lords.
He said that Saudi officials had made an explicit "drop it or else" threat in an effort to block the bribery investigation.
"That has raised a big question on what should be the public response when a threat is issued by someone outside the control of the court and outside the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom," he said. "This is a paradigm case that goes to the way this country is governed and to its constitutional principles."
- 立屏Lv 61 0 年前最佳解答
上訴法院法官 Moses曾經下令 SFO要負擔所有訴訟費用，說這個按子已經掀起高度關注，最好由上議院解決。他說沙烏地官方曾經直接的表示「放棄這個案子」的威脅，來嘗試阻擋這件賄賂調查。