UK government

  • July 9, 2016

    Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee has condemned the Government for the secrecy surrounding the approval of overseas police training, saying the current policy to guard against the human rights risks of such training may not be “fit for purpose.”

  • June 30, 2016

    The High Court has today ruled that Campaign Against Arms Trade, represented by human rights lawyers Leigh Day, can bring a judicial review against the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills’ decision to continue arms exports to Saudi Arabia

  • June 29, 2016

    MPs will today ( 29 June 2016) debate the UK’s role in the CIA’s rendition and torture programme, for the first time since British prosecutors announced that no charges would be brought over the kidnap and forcible transfer of two families to Gaddafi’s Libya in 2004.

  • June 27, 2016

    The UK Government has spent over £600,000 on lawyers in an attempt to stop a torture case being heard in court, documents obtained by human rights group Reprieve have revealed – even though the victims bringing the case have offered to settle for an apology and a token payment of £1.

  • June 20, 2016

    On 30 June 2016, the High Court in London will determine whether a legal challenge brought by law firm Leigh Day on behalf of Campaign Against the Arms Trade against the UK’s licensing of arms to Saudi Arabia is allowed to proceed to judicial review.

  • June 14, 2016

    Christian Aid is calling on MPs of all parties to support a change in the law that would help rich and poor countries collect more of the tax billions they are owed by multinationals.

  • June 13, 2016

    A family who were rendered to Gaddafi’s Libya in a joint MI6-CIA operation have spoken of their disappointment at a decision by British prosecutors not to bring charges against UK officials implicated in their kidnapping.

  • June 9, 2016

    David Cameron helped create the Sustainable Development Goals and must now use his power to make UK government departments work towards them, a cross-party group of MPs warn in a welcome new report yesterday.

  • June 6, 2016

    A group of MPs has made a series of recommendations calling on the Government to improve the support and protection it gives to asylum seekers and refugees.

  • June 2, 2016

    The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says he used a visit to Ethiopia yesterday (1 June 2016) to secure ‘legal access’ for a British man who was kidnapped and rendered to the country in 2014, and who is now held under sentence of death.