intelligence and security committee

  • September 16, 2019

    Metropolitan police detectives are currently investigating whether MI5 and MI6 officers committed serious criminal offences.

  • September 7, 2018

    The Government is facing a legal challenge from the human right organisation Reprieve over its use of a secretive law that can be deployed to authorise the involvement of British intelligence officers in torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

  • August 22, 2018

    A public consultation has been launched into changes to the UK’s torture policy or 'Consolidated Guidance', which tells UK personnel how far they can go in participating in the interrogation suspects held by a foreign country or receiving intelligence which could have been obtained through torture.

  • July 3, 2018

    The Government has announced that it is considering a judge-led inquiry into UK involvement in torture and rendition following the publication of two reports into the subject by the Intelligence and Security Committee last week.

  • January 13, 2016

    Members of the UK’s Parliamentary intelligence watchdog will not be allowed access to all intelligence or defence information relating to the new British practice of targeted killing by drone, the Prime Minister has said.