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The Foreign Secretary has refused to contact the Ethiopian government to protest its abduction of a UK citizen, despite warnings from her staff that the man may be executed.
European governments that cooperated with the CIA’s secret detention, interrogation, and torture operations must come clean, says Amnesty.
MI6 has been forced to publish previously secret guidance on interception of communications relating to criminal investigations, after action by Reprieve.
A High Court judge has said that a victim of UK rendition and torture can proceed with his claims against the British Government.
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.
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.
A normally secretive court is to consider whether the Government should be made to release more information regarding its surveillance of legally privileged communications.
In response to a case brought by rendition victims, the government is to release previously secret policies governing eavesdropping on communications between lawyers and clients.
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.
A High Court hearing begins today in the case of a man kidnapped and tortured by British troops in Iraq, rendered to secret detention and held for over a decade without charge or trial.