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The UK government is refusing to guarantee that it will not misuse the intercepted lawyer-client communications of two rendition victims in their cases against it.
The body investigating British abuses in Iraq says it will not request as evidence the US Senate report on CIA torture, in the case of two Pakistani men tortured and rendered by the UK and the US.
The Investigatory Powers Tribunal will tomorrow (13 March 2015) hold a hearing over UK government spying on privileged lawyer-client communications.
Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee has admitted that it was only able to consider “limited” evidence on redactions from the Senate torture report.
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.