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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ministry of Defence has released figures showing that 1,790 minors were enlisted into the army in the financial year to March 2016, accounting for 22 per cent of the army’s total enlisted intake for the same period (8,020 recruits).
Prisons need to change to enable staff to build relationships with prisoners and reduce the risk of suicide, according to research published jointly by the Howard League for Penal Reform and Centre for Mental Health.