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The UK Government has admitted defeat in court over its claims that a renditions case could not be heard for fear of embarrassing the US.
The Philippine authorities are failing to tackle torture as not a single perpetrator has been convicted under a landmark anti-torture law that came into effect five years ago, says Amnesty.
Leading human rights NGOs have warned that Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee is “not…adequate” for investigating the UK’s involvement in rendition and torture.
British security company G4S is refusing to address concerns over its involvement in the running of the US prison at Guantánamo Bay.
The fourth Cutting Edge Consortium Conference will take place on 1st November 2014 at Conway Hall, Red Lion’s Square from 10am to 5pm (registration from 9.30am). The theme of this year’s conference is “Equality and Religion in a Changing World”.
A UN body that tracks forced disappearance has reiterated its call to Yemen to produce a US citizen missing from a prison in the country for nearly nine months.
More than 100 prisoners apprehended in UK-funded drug arrests now face execution in Pakistan as the country’s two-year death penalty moratorium looks set to end.
Senior UN officials have called on the government of Iraq to impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty after a new report on the rise of executions in the country.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has dismissed concerns over the abuse of British Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer, in a letter to his lawyer at the legal charity Reprieve.
A public hearing of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has revealed details of UK security services’ policies on the interception of private calls between lawyers and clients.